Hyla’s school has transformed itself (temporarily, I think) into a rain forest, just in time for the school’s annual Open House. Last Friday, I got an official, pre-curtain tour. Now you get one, too.
Hyla and her classmates were anxious to show everyone around:
The kids made several large trees out of cardboard, paper, duct tape, etc., and then everyone was encouraged to bring in toy versions of animals that you might find in a rain forest. In this habitat, we find several lemurs, a monkey, a frog, a bush baby, a rather large lizard, equally large scorpions and spiders, and a snake or two.
The next room is strung with “vines”, from which a frightening spider is dangling. Beyond the spider, you can see trees, and more trees, and more trees. The forest is limitless.
In this region, we also find shockingly large ants. I am told there was a proportionally sized anteater made to go with them, but he is missing. This is a somewhat terrifying thought. If he’s not in the school, where has he gone?
Upstairs, we duck behind a torrential waterfall
to find this previously undiscovered species, perching on a small bush:
And around the corner, in the reading nook, we find this mighty jungle cat, snoozing on his favorite books:
The rain forest will be on exhibit now through the next couple of weeks. Catch it if you’re in town.