Yesterday afternoon ended with an exciting visit from the Brookfield Police with their K9 patrol dog, Office Bruno. Officer Bruno is a beautiful German Shephard that follows commands in both German and English. He demonstrated how to detain a criminal and scout out missing objects.
This morning the children made their own edible dog biscuits. We used bread, cheese, a dog bone cookie cutter, and spreadable cheese as "glue" to create these yummy morning snacks.
Today we were visited by Indian Rock Nature Center! Our visitors brought along many interesting animals to share with us. We saw a bunny rabbit, a red-tailed hawk, a bullfrog, a toad, baby chicks, a snake, and a bearded dragon! We learned all about what these animals eat, their habitats, and how some of them use camouflage to protect themselves.
Our other special guest visitors were the Fidelco Guide Dogs! Raven and Kai are two beautiful german shepard dogs that are trained as guide dogs for people in need. They showed us how they can guide and direct people who are blind or have trouble getting around. They were so friendly and sweet!
Today in science, we learned all about our ecosystem. We discussed how both plants and animals help our ecosytem to stay in balance. As a very fun, hands-on project, each child then created their own terrarium! We used plastic bottles, soil, peat moss, pebbles, and water to plant our own marigold seeds!
We can't believe our week of Tails to Tales is coming to an end! We had such an amazing time observing and learning about a huge variety of animals. We learned so much about the importance of protecting these animals in nature, and the amazing ways they can help us!