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Nature Detectives Caters to Inquisitive Minds

Nature Detectives 1Naturalist Sara Krug recently helped youngsters ages three to 10 learn about the Kansas environment and night sky during a four week course in Russell courtesy of a grant from the Russell County Area Community Foundation.

The popular Nature Detectives class, also sponsored by the Russell Recreation Commission, featured hands-on experiments, recycling and fun visual aids to help kids learn about snakes and scaly things, birds, insects and other flyers, and the planets and stars.

Pictured above, children ages three to four and their adult sponsor enjoyed going outside for a birding session. Students learned about various Kansas birds and observed their physical characteristics and behavior.

And pictured below, Nature Detectives also investigated the subterranean world of worms and students had fun making giant bubble cocoons, which taught them valuable lessons about water tension.

(Information and photos courtesy of Russell County Area Community Foundation)

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