Preschool and Elementary had a very exciting Friday morning at the Runge Nature Center! We went to a demonstration about all of the different types of owls that live in Missouri. We learned many facts about Great Horned owls, Barn owls, Barred owls, Screech owls, and Snowy owls. Pictured below are two of our friends Michael and Savannah attempting to catch prey using only their ears, just like a Barn owl.
We heard the sounds that many of these owls make and got to pass around feathers, claws, skulls and owl pellets.
After the demonstration we wandered through the center checking out all of the exhibits.
We saw frogs, snakes, snapping turtles, salamanders, deer, fish and much more. After enjoying our snack we bundled up in our winter gear to hike through the outdoor nature trails. Many thanks to Ms. Becky (our owl demonstration leader), and to parents who were able to join us on our field trip. We will finish our day in the science lab dissecting owl pellets!
Here are a few of the preschool students eagerly awaiting our field trip.
Once we arrived, the preschool students went on a scavenger hunt through the nature exhibit. Each child had a checklist with various animals and were able to look for them in the exhibit.
Elsa and Ana busy at work
Corinne found the fish
Claire decided to lay down on a map of Missouri to look at her checklist
Jonathan was hard at work searching for the animals on his checklist
Kale is listening to different animal sounds
Eleanor checked off her last animal!
We had a blast! Thank you!