Crime in Knoxville took a big hit recently as Ijams Nature Center graduates new Superheroes to join in the fight against evil!
morning workshop saw the first recruiting class enlist in Superhero Academy with the hopes of joining the prestigious Justice League of Ijams. Willing recruits arrived at the academy and immediately revealed their super-secret superhero identity and super powers. Official Academy badges were created to identify official recruits.
Suddenly, the head instructor, Professor Accipiter, was alerted to a possible security threat. After silencing her alarm, she immediately dispatched the recruits into the exercise yard to diffuse the situation. Because the weapon of choice was kryptonite, recruits donned the appropriate safety equipment to prevent injury and set about removing the kryptonite from the area. Once the area was deemed safe again, recruits returned to their training.
- Text and photos by Jennifer Roder. Additional photography by Jimmy Olsen/Daily Planet.
|Carefully removing kryptonite from Ijams|
Like every good superhero, new recruits needed a disguise to safeguard their true identity. A critical part of superhero training is to develop masks and accessories to aid them in the fight against dastardly villains.
Once complete, superhero candidates donned their disguise and assumed their heroic alter ego. Training was complete once they had finished several missions in the superhero flight simulator.
Anyone interested in possibly joining the Justice League of Ijams can join us , when we host the Justice League of Ijams summer camp.
Congratulations Superhero graduates! May truth and honor guide you in your fight against evil.