The youngsters, ages 5 and 6, learned what animals lurked beneath the surface ponds and streams and how they survived in their watery world. They explored the aquatic habitats of Ijams and the animals that live there. It was a wet and wild week. And because it was so hot—90 plus degrees—there were watery games to cool things off, like wet sponge races and the good old Wham-O Slip 'N Slide.
The first sequence of photos should be viewed while you hum the theme music from "Chariots of Fire."
- Photos by Jennifer Roder and Stephen Lyn Bales.
Sponge Race. The winners are not always the fastest
but rather the ones that move the most water.