Monday, May 10, 2010

Earth Day at the ENC

Last month we spent Earth Day at the ENC (Environmental Nature Center). The ENC is an entirely green building with a science/nature museum. Beyond the building is a butterfly garden and trails through different plant communities. It is a great place to learn with classes and programs for kids and adults.
On Earth Day we learned: about different plants and why their leaves are shaped in different ways, some plants have a waxy surface so that water droplets stick to their leaves, black sage is beautiful in the Spring with white-lavender buds, moths have hairy looking antennas which help them to smell, lady bugs are in the same family as beetles. We also got to see different microscopic plants and animals under microscopes.
The ENC is a fun place to learn about nature. You should check it out sometime!

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