We had a fun-filled adventure last month when we were invited to give presentations at West Yellowstone School. We generally like to stick closer to home, a 2 hour drive is our normal max, but we decided to make an exception this time. The school is quite rural and doesn't see many presenters come their way. We scheduled presentations throughout the day to accommodate k-12th grades. We'd never done that great of a span in ages all in one day before, but we were up for the challenge.
We started off with the little tikes, k & 1st graders, and had a great response from not only the students, but the faculty and school staff as well. Now came the true test, 7-12 graders were filing into the bleachers and we were working hard to transition from 6 year olds to teenagers. The response was encouraging and Augusto and I were having fun branching out into areas rarely discussed in elementary school programs. We're looking forward to visiting more high schools and hope that we can create some buzz about live animal presentations are not just for elementary students, these lessons reach and relate to all age groups.
We spent our mini lunch break having an interview with Kip Sikora of West Yellowstone Newspaper, here's the link to the article, and then delved into 2nd & 3rd, and followed up with 4th, 5th, & 6th. We packed up and started the journey back to Potomac on ice and snow covered roads. Though the trip was rather quiet as our voices recovered from the day's presentations, we thoroughly enjoyed the scenery. The animals were happy to
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