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Crete children learn about the natural world

Children play game using blindfolds during recent program about natural world Crete Public Library. | Supplied Photo

Children play a game using blindfolds during a recent program about the natural world at Crete Public Library. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: October 17, 2012 6:02AM



Educator Emily Kenny, founder of Multidisciplinary Education for the Environment, recently held programs for children about the natural world at Crete Public Library.

Programs included “Just Look Up,” in which children learned about stars; “Things that Go Bump in the Night,” which was about nocturnal creatures such as bats; and “Nature Thought of It First,” in which Kenny shared modern inventions that were discovered by observing the natural world.

“Things that Go Bump in the Night” included a game in which children wore blindfolds in order to simulate a bat’s lack of traditional vision.

During the “Nature Thought of It First” program, Kenny talked about how Velcro and suction cups were invented by observing animals and plants in the wild.

Kenny has taught students of all ages about the natural world for more than 12 years.

Staff reports



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