Ocean Exploration at Countryside!
Today the Kindergarteners enjoyed an educational visit from Ellen Goethel, a scientist at “Explore the Ocean” in New Hampshire. She taught them about echinoderms such as sea stars and scallops, and crustaceans like hermit crabs and lobsters.
Best of all, the children got to touch and hold the sea creatures! Dr. Goethels taught them how to do it safely and they all had an awesome time encountering the creatures of the deep!
She also brought in whale teeth, baleen, whale vertebrae and dozens of other items from the sea.
Ask your child:
How big was the whale rib bone?
What do lobsters use their antennae for?
Did you touch any sea creatures? What was it like?