Boning up on the natural world
Woodbury families boned up on the animal world last week during a city-sponsored event.
Children got to put their hands on real-life bones during the March 4 event, “Skulls, Bones, Skeletons,” held at Evergreen West Park.
The event, sponsored by the city of Woodbury’s Parks and Recreation Department, brought Mick Garrett, a naturalist with the Dodge Nature Center, to Evergreen as part of Woodbury’s “Nature in the Park” program.
But Garrett didn’t come alone.
He brought with him dozens of bones that children and parents examined following an introductory lesson by Garrett on the skeletal system.
“We’re going to learn about animals on the inside,” he began, before displaying real bones from raccoons, deer, a turtle and buffalo.
After learning about bones, children set out on activities involving bones placed around the park building. Some children attempted to assemble a full deer skeleton, while others played a dice-like game with buffalo knuckles.