Right before dawn at 7, six students arrived at Randolph Middle School. For the next two hours, anticipation raced through my mind, as I drove to Lawrence. The last time I was at KU’s Museum of Natural History was 19 years ago. I remembered a deep embodiment of science enter my mind and it was a teacher’s great honor to share that same experience with these wonderful children.
As my SCFF students walked up the stone steps, under the overpass of the museum, they were greeted by a mesosaur skeleton. As it hung from the roof, dorsal tail to its 5 meter-long skull, the students went in awe of the display. Immediately, we said, “this place is awesome!”
Awesome, indeed. With full displays of taxidermy to explaining the cellular world, the trip was worth every mile. - Mr. Lee