Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Pelican Festival

Sunday marked our first foray into the Polk County Conservation board’s selection of outings. We went to the Pelican Festival at Jester Park. Andrew was amazed that so many people knew about it and attended. We, as first timers, did not realize we should have brought a telescope or binoculars (both of which we own). We did a scavenger hunt as a family, took a picture with a giant pelican (Liv did), looked at a few exhibits and walked down to the shore line to get as close as we could to see them. It was a nice outing, nothing fancy, but free and family time together. We also drove around to see the elk/bison exhibit and the natural playscape, which we will have to make it back to someday. I was excited to get in the habit of more outings that can be counted as school time. Science for the week? Yup!

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