We went to a Public Safety Day where the kids met local firefighters, police and other community helpers. We learned about fire safety, emergency procedures and toured different types of emergency vehicles including a mobile communications center. We watched firefighters pry open a wrecked car with the jaws of life and the kids rode an antique fire truck. Then we headed over to a Fall Festival where the kids loved a petting zoo (poor animals) and I was able to talk to some of the major environmental groups in our area such as the marine extension from the University of Georgia, Savannah Tree Foundation, USDA, a few historical sites had booths and a few others. My poor dh had the kids while I asked question after question and only moved on because there were other people around who wanted to chat and the kids and dh were pretty restless. It was a fun day. We have a few more 'Fall Festivals' to attend this year, the kids are really in for a treat.
In the pictures:
Camille held and petted a snake. Without flinching at all and she wants one, she even wants to feed it live mice. I could barely pick up the snake to hand it to her at the festival but I did it. Proud personal moment.
Danny and Camille loved the marine extension's area where they let the kids touch whelks, clams and hermit crabs. We were at the table for about 30 minutes.