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Alley Pond Environmental Children's Science Workshop "Tooth" Be Told

Updated: Oct 14, 2020

Friends of Maple Grove held this informative children's workshop, funded by The Josephine Foundation, on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

“Tooth” Be Told was a single day workshop event developed by APEC (Alley Pond Environmental Center) and funded by The Josephine Foundation for the Friends of Maple Grove. The workshop took place near the Maple Grove Pond on June 21 from 2 to 4 PM and paid tribute and honor to the great scientific minds cared for at Maple Grove Cemetery.

The event was well attended and a wonderful success. It was conducted by APEC teacher Venus Hall who explored the differences between herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores. She showed the different kinds of teeth and how they relate to the food an animal consumes. At the pond, the children were helped to identify animals in the natural environment. There were a number of animals that were brought to the workshop including a Guinea Pig, Ferret and Lizard. They also created bird and squirrel feeders that are beneficial to the natural environment.

The final activity was to create a nutritious salad to experience the tooth functioning of an omnivore and demonstrate eating both plant life and meat that each participant created in bread baskets which they could also eat! The table had a display of fresh greens including red cabbage, lettuce, sliced peppers, tomatoes, pineapple, cranberries, dressing and slices of cooked chicken.

Thanks to the Maple Grove Staff and Bonnie Dixon along with Helen Day and Jean Philippe Rancy.

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