sometimes the stars align
and you’re online to register your kids before the spaces fill up in 10 minutes,
and your kids are the all in the age range so that they can all participate in the same Seedlings session
at the US Botanic Garden,
and it’s free,
and we learn scientific terms like ecosystem services
(which means how people benefit from ecosystems)
and it’s engaging for us all.
sometimes, but not often, it happens like that.
examining a venus flytrap under a microscope
pond at the National Garden
the appropriately named “hairy balls” plant…
and its insides
examining the contents of soil on a grid
making a home for worms in order to see how worms effect the different layers of the soil
designing a frame with natural materials
finished frame with artwork
talking with an entomologist
getting a closer look with a digital microscope
i’d just like to end with this fact: Ms. Lee is awesome.