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Photojournalism: Dino Day at SOAR Academy

SOAR Academy’s first DINO Day was a success, according to its organizers.

“It’s been amazing,” said Kenisha Skaggs, the school’s director.

A ninja turtle stopped by Dino Day at SOAR Academy. Photo by Charmain Z. Brackett

More than 200 people attended the Feb. 4 event, which included multiple stations all with dinosaur-themed fun.

Children could learn about fossils, play dinosaur bowling, watch a dinosaur puppet show or read a book about one of the prehistoric creatures.

Children could learn about dinosaurs as well as have fun at the different stations at Dino Day. Photo by Charmain Z. Brackett

There was gem mining with Elduets Farm, and the chance to interact with reptiles.

Skaggs geared the event toward children who were between the ages of 2 and 10 with some activities specifically for preschoolers and others for neurodivergent children. The school provides programming for neurodivergent students, and Skaggs wanted to highlight that aspect at the event.

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Children could learn about fossils by seeing them at the Dino Day Feb. 4. Photo by Charmain Z. Brackett
Dinosaur books at Saturday’s Dino Day. Photo by Charmain Z. Brackett

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