Friday, August 26, 2011

Show and Tell

This is how we learn…

I’ve wanted to take the kids on this field trip for quite some time.

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The Falls of the Ohio state park is amazing. These fossil beds are exposed much of the year, allowing visitors to hike, explore, touch, and even pick up the many fossil rocks in the park (just don’t take ‘em with you, okay?).

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The falls is located on the Ohio River, near a railroad bridge and just a short distance from the city. That’s Louisville, Kentucky that you see in the background.

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It’s hard walking down into the river bed. I brought handsome honey along and I’m so glad I did. No way could I have managed this fieldtrip alone.

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The fossils are amazing and the place is rich in history that goes back to the buffalo trace and Lewis and Clark.

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I guess that’s them…. I shot this photo from the moving car on our way out!

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The kids enjoyed exploring and hopping across the shallow puddles of water in search of really cool islands.

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They also had fun creating a bridge using an old piece of wood that had drifted up onto the fossil beds.

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It doesn’t take long to get hot when walking in the river bed, but the interpretive center is cool (as in air-conditioned) and full of interesting exhibits.

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And this, is how our family learns.

Wanna share how your family is learning? Post a link to your blog or facebook page. Can’t wait to see what you share!


1 comment:

  1. thanks for telling me about this place! I had no idea it existed. We will have to make a trip there. My son loves fossils.


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