Thursday, January 28, 2010

Shark Bait! Another field trip, thank you HEAV!

Home Educators Association of Virginia sets up these wonderful homeschooling days and today we got to enjoy one!  The discount was great, the drive was a little much (3 1/2 hours one way), but it was SO worth it.

We went to the Virginia Aquarium.  The volunteers were so nice, and they knew everything!  The exhibits were fantastic and the boys LOVED it.  You know what though, I loved it too.  You know it was a good trip when, after 7 hours of driving, you can tell your kids you had a wonderful time with them.

Now for the pictures:

Andrew loved the stingrays.  He wants to write a report on them.  I think we'll try to make a lapbook together.

They have so many hands-on exhibits.  Here's Drew petting a variety of crabs.

Luke was more interested in looking.  These little bubbles are a riot.  They put the kids into the exhibit.  Just behind the log, peeking over if you can see her, is a komodo dragon.
  That's her in the next picture.
Eek!  Sharks!
Andrew was followed by one fish.  He did not notice, although Luke and I both thought it was hilarious.
Luke loved the turtles.
He also liked the sea horses.  You can't see them, but Luke did.
Here we see a caiman:
At this point, Luke is just starting to get comfortable with the tanks, but that comfort did NOT last long...
The caiman woke up!  We all three were amazed when it finally moved, okay and a little frightened.
We had such a wonderful time.  Thank you HEAV!  Thank you Virginia Aquarium!  Thank you all you wonderful volunteers, you really made the day special.
Andrew getting help stretching a penny.  Always a fun souvenier.


  1. Thanks for posting about your fun field trip! Oh, and we have numerous stretched pennies. :-)

  2. Loved looking at your pictures! We enjoy going to the aquarium in Chicago, but my brother in Virginia has told us how nice that one is. Field trips are so much fun!

  3. I love your photos. Looks like everyone had a great time.

  4. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Our favourites are always the stingrays and mantarays- love them!

  5. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time! Would it be okay with you if we link to this in our Update? - Katherine Loop, HEAV

  6. Go right ahead Katherine! Sorry for the delay, it has been a BUSY week :)