This afternoon I took the kids to the Mt. Desert Island Oceanarium to learn about lobsters. Honestly, it was a bit overpriced ($22 for me and J, E was free), but I learned a lot, and the kids enjoyed the touch tank.
Between this stop and the Touch Tank Talk by a ranger at the Dorr Museum on the campus of the College of the Atlantic, Jonah has learned a lot about sea stars, sea cucumbers, crabs, etc. this week - a perfect example of unschooling. It's amazing how much he picks up even when I think he's not paying attention.
Here he is holding a sea star. He learned that they have eyes at the end of each arm and they eat by throwing up their stomachs. Pretty cool stuff!
Fun as well as interesting for both Jonah and Elisabeth,and that is two great combinations for kids. ;-)
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