The other day, the kids and I got to join my husband and his Kiwanas group to visit the Stratford Ecological Center. It was such a great experience, and we can't wait to go back. The place was beautiful!
We got to walk through the green house, learn some about how things grow and even taste some of the things they grew there. We got to feed the chickens, which was my hubby's favorite part- he had never done that before. And once in the barn the kids got to see, and pet, goats, lamas and a pig. Not to mention the dozen cats they had running around.
At the end of the night we went inside for the meeting and the kids got to hang out in the back room. Truett loved playing with the toy barn, that looked just like the one we had just seen. And Peanut had all she needed when she realized they had a tea set there.
Since hubby and I, are what some may call "city folk", we really appreciate living in a place where our kids have so many opportunities to learn about nature and where things come from.
I'm not sure if ecological centers like this are found everywhere, but if there is one near you, I highly recommend visiting it. It was a fun experience for the kids and the adults (or as Peanut now calls them, "big humans").