Friday, July 1, 2011

Tom Thumb Day Care Visits SRAC

Tom Thumb Nursery School & Day Care made a field trip to Susquehanna River Archaeological Center in Waverly, NY recently.

The visit included a station with SRAC's Ted Keir discussing the woolly mammoths who roamed through our region 12 - 15 thousand years ago, and another with SRAC's Dick Cowles who discussed early trade between the Native Americans and early European settlers. During these stations the children were able to touch actual local artifacts that were used from hundreds to thousands of years ago.

Following the stations, the children won a free prize for taking the popular SRAC children's quiz.

SRAC's executive director, Deb Twigg said, "We want to than Pollie Steele for bringing her kids to SRAC for an afternoon full of education and fun. Sharing our prehistoric past is what SRAC is all about, and we hope that many of our kids in the area get the chance to make a visit to SRAC one of their great things they did this summer."

Twigg also added that SRAC will be hosting Tom Knight, a famous puppeteer who will perform at SRAC Saturday, July 2nd at 2pm. This event is free to attend and is a part of the Valley Kids Day free events presented in conjunction with the Sayre and Waverly libraries.

picture caption: Tom Thumb's Pollie Steele looks on while Dick Cowles explains local artifacts found in our region.

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