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 star fish. He learned that they have eyes at the end of each arm and they eat by throwing up their stomachs. Pretty cool stuff!
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