Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Philppe Cousteau at Riverbanks Zoo

Today I met Philippe Cousteau, the grandson of famous oceanographer, Jaques Cousteau. Philippe was filming an episode of Riverbanks Roundup premiering on SCETV later this year. Me and the other members of the Riverbanks Kids Commission will be on the program asking questions and working on a river clean-up project with Philippe. I will keep you posted about when the TV show will be on.

Monday, March 15, 2010

King Penguins at Riverbanks

This week our Riverbanks Kids' Commission got to meet some King Penguins. I got to pet one named SCOUT. Penguins mate for life. Scout followed his mate around. They were very playful and very fun...and VERY LOUD!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Naturalist Tom Mancke

In March, our Webelos scout den worked on earning our Naturalist badges. Naturalist Tom Mancke came out to help us. He brought lots of great stuff, like a monkey skull, a blood stone, and a beaver tail. He even showed us how to make use of items in nature, like how to make a knife out of a piece of quartz or start a fire with flint and steel. It was the best pack meeting ever.