Let’s Zoo Science

Today we attended a new science program at the Akron Zoo called “Let’s Zoo Science”. Today’s theme was wings and the kids discussed different animals that had wings: birds, bugs, butterflies, and bats. They got to see the bat house, penguins, flamingoes, and the condor. The teacher also brought in a pair of ducks for the kids to feed, plus a screech owl and an American kestrel.

The American Kestrel, sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats.

After Zoo class, we went to gymnastics. S8 has 7 stickers and O6 has 5. It looked like they earned at least one more today; we’ll know next week.