Friday, August 19, 2011

Mt. Desert Island Oceanarium

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!

1 comment:

ladyjackalope said...

Fun as well as interesting for both Jonah and Elisabeth,and that is two great combinations for kids. ;-)