Friday, February 22, 2013

field trip and turkey

 We had a field trip on Tuesday. We went to a Mad Science demonstration at a local library.

 The seminar was about electricity so the kids got to play around with static electricity. 

The kids got to see demonstrations of a Van De Graaff static electricity generator.

The girls had a great time hanging out with old friends.

Afterwards, we went to the post office. On the way to the post office, we saw this flock of about a dozen turkey.

 When we first saw the turkey, a couple of them were up in a spindly ornamental crab-apple tree knocking loose fruit for the other birds. I so wanted a shot of them up in the tree but unfortunately, turkey are such shy/flighty birds that I didn't get a chance. 

I've got projects to share but I need to find the time and wherewithal to photograph them.


  1. I remember those static electricity demos--such fun to rub a small balloon on your hair & then stick it! Still, beautiful shots of these hard to photograph birds!

  2. They look like they are having so much fun! I love the turkey, too!

  3. What a fantastic learning demonstration, the students look so happy. I love wild turkeys, their feathers are beautiful. It looks like you still have quite a bit of snow. Wishing you a happy weekend and looking forward to seeing your projects Melissa.

  4. Gobble! Those birds are huge! The girls look like they are having the most fun possible at a science field trip.

  5. The workshop looks like fun! We haven't done anything like that for a long time. Thanks for sharing your photos!

  6. Isn't it nice when they can learn stuff AND have fun at the same time? The educational sweet spot, so to speak.