Yesterday was a very busy, exciting day filled with TWO field trips! Tails to Tales visited the Governor's Horse Guard in Newtown, CT as well as New Pond Farm in Redding, CT. At the Horse Guard, the students learned all about the history of the Horse Guard, the volunteers, and how the horses are cared for. They were also able to visit with and feed many of the horses. At New Pond Farm, the students walked through the beautiful acres of farm land and saw cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, and learned all about bees. We even made our own candles from bees wax! Although it was a very hot summer day, we all had a great time learning and exploring at both field trip sites.
Today at Tails to Tales the students had special visitors from Animal Embassy. Our visitors brought with them chinchillas, tree frogs, a Burmese python, a red-footed tortoise, and many more amazing animals from different countries around the world!
Another special visitor came from Flander's Nature Center today. She taught us all about bees! We learned about pollination and the importance of bees in nature.
In science today, we learned how animals move in nature. We learned about snails and how their slime helps them move more easily. As an exciting, hands-on activity, we made our own slime! The students had an awesome time digging into it. It was messy, but lots of fun! If you would like to experiment with making your own slime at home, here is the recipe: 1 cup corn starch, 1/2 cup of water, and a few drops of food coloring. Slime away!