The background is our triangle rubbing/watercolor resist paper from last week. We added water reflections of clouds and trees, and then floating logs. The preschoolers liked a long line of turtles on a log. The elementary students cut loose, interpreting water, turtles, logs, reflections, lines, and clouds.
|A bit of retracto-neck action with folded zigzag--age 8|
|Lots of reflected clouds--age 9|
|Three logs, three turtles--age 7|
|Big darn turtle in the C and O Canal last July|
|Big cloud reflections at the Heard wetlands|
|Baby red-eared slider at Oak Point this spring|
The five year-olds were curious about World Turtle Day and why people need to help turtles. Keeping it simple I went with:
- Because people sometimes throw bad things in water that makes turtles get tangled up or sick, like plastic or chemicals.
- Because people sometimes find turtles and take them home, then let them go where they can't find the right food.
- Because turtles are totally awesome and were living way before the dinosaurs.
So slowly and steadily wave your turtle flag. No rushing allowed. Here is an opportunity to participate in a citizen science turtle project.
© 2014 Nancy L. Ruder