Last Saturday, the Agriscience teens went to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Many had never been there before and were impressed by its beauty and size. Bonus: the corpse flower was blooming! This only happens about once every ten years. The flower smells like a dead corpse so as to attract flies to pollinate it. There were a bunch of people there to see this event.
This past Saturday was the Healthy Corner Store Cook-off and Event in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood. Our teens took part, since we are part of the Healthy Corner Store Project. Some of our teens had a booth where they made paper with visitors. Other teens, Aleah and Chevon, took part in the cook-off. They put in at least 20 hours of practice in the two weeks before the event. Their dish was a veggie wrap, and it took first place! The teens won a panini maker, cookbook, gift certificate, and other prizes. Here's pics:
Last Saturday, a small group of teens went on a float trip with the Missouri Department of Conservation. A float trip is when you paddle down a river in a canoe, which is a lot more fun than it sounds. We paddled seven miles, swam, caught crayfish, found huge endangered mussels, touched wild snakes, and generally had a great time. Here's photos:
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