Instead of teaching computers this morning, I got to hang out with the kids as they had a special presentation from the "nature lady". I thoroughly enjoyed singing and signing the nature songs along with the kids and I especially enjoyed learning right along with them.
Two things I learned from the presentation:
When people are cleaning up birds from oil spills, they use Da.wn dish liquid. They use Da.wn and only Da.wn - there is something about it that makes it work the best.
A water bird: loons, ducks, etc make their own waterproofing. When they preen their feathers (wash them) they have a substance that comes out of their mouth and waterproofs their feathers. So, when a bird has been cleaned up from an oil spill, they have to be kept in captivity for a while so that they can re-waterproof themselves!
One other thing I learned today (not from the nature lady)
Mini marshmallows and toothpicks will provide an easy half hour plus of enjoyment for kindergarten and first graders!
Aren't you glad I made you smarter? Unless of course you already knew all of that!! Happy weekend everyone!