Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hug the Earth Festival, 2012, Songs and Activities, Part 2

Here is Marine Mark leading children in dance to the tune of "I'm a Tree". "I'm a tree, I'm a tree, and I'm growing very tall".

Doug the Drop leads the Water Cycle Boogie Dancers. "The watercycle boogie goes round and round. The watercycle boogie goes up and down".

The Everything Needs a Home singers..."Everything needs a home, a habitat, a place to roam".

Airy Larry, The Plant Man, leading the Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds singers. "Roots, Stems, Leaves, Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds, Six plant parts that every plant and animal needs".

There were lots of other activities besides the big concert.

Mike Manning, The Rock Man, showed these children fascinating rocks and talked about how people used them.


The children panned for treasure and found some of the rocks Mike talked about. Here is what one child found.

On the other side of the park, workers from Ohio mining put on a skit which emphasized that everything is mined or grown.

One child was dressed up as a miner.

These children mined for Ohio ores in especially prepared sand hills.

Then they took their pail of rocks to a table where they could compare what they found with named samples.

All of the children played with , a huge inflated "Earth" ball, and all ate a picnic lunch with their classmates.

  On Friday, the younger students were treated to a visit from the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. They saw a variety of reptiles.


The older students had a special treat, a Ropes Campus where they could climb a "Cliff", walk high above the ground on ropes and zip down a Zip Line. Tom pulled this photo from a video.

Here are students climbing the rock wall.

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