Fairley Elementary families recently gathered at the school for a night full of science fun.
The annual Family Science night offered students stations where they learned about types of bones, carnivorous plants and how to plant vegetable and flower seeds.
Hands-on opportunities also included examining various slides under a microscope, an edible “tree” with raw broccoli and lettuce representing a flower, celery as the stem and a baby carrot and nuts representing seeds and roots.
The most intriguing part of the evening for students in kindergarten through fourth grade, their siblings and parents was Cynthia Page’s “Page Wildlife Center” educational program on birds she is licensed to rescue and care for.
The crowd flocked to a corner of the cafeteria where barn and barred owls, a turkey vulture and other birds showcased their wingspan, glaring stares and baby birds that squawked for attention.
Family Science Night was sponsored by the Fairley Home and School Association as a way for students and their families to bond together over curriculum-related projects.