Day Nursery Federal Center teacher Nina Woodbury is known for going the extra mile to present a hands-on learning opportunity for the two-year olds in her classroom. Today she didn’t have to travel any further than her driveway at home to find some special visitors for her class. On her way to work, Miss Nina scooped up a handful of earth worms to bring in to celebrate Earth Day today. While our downtown Federal Center has a beautiful playground, it doesn’t have much dirt on it to explore so Nina imported the visitors. The chatter around the earthworm table has been punctuated with giggles this morning as the children have worked up the courage to touch the worms and marvel at their mobility. Hope you and your little ones have a chance to dig into the dirt today. Happy Earth Day!
Post update 11:15 am-Just got this photo emailed to me by Day Nursery Federal Center Director Sarah Parks. She wanted to share this picture of the worms being released on the grass in front of the Federal Building. She thought some grownups might be concerned about the worms spending the entire day with two year olds. Rest assured, the worms have been safety returned back to the earth.