Kids hold baby chicks as Riverfront Museum celebrates AG Day
PEORIA (25News Now) - The baby chickens were out Saturday, as the Peoria Riverfront Museum celebrated AG Day.
Kids were able to hold the chicks, who were just born this past Monday and Tuesday, on a farm in east Central Illinois.
Wildlife Prairie Park brought their animals too, including a snake for the kids to ask questions about.
The Peoria County Farm Bureau had coloring books and activities for the kids to learn more about soil and growing food.
Officials with the museum say, showing kids where their food comes from will give them a deeper sense of appreciation of the earth.
”A lot of people don’t get to go on the farm and see a baby animal, so it’s actually great to have those hands-on activities for the kids to explore agriculture and learn where their food comes from. It’s not just from the grocery store. It comes from dirt and soil, and it grows and it’s a living thing. Today they get to explore that and get a little bit better understanding,” explains Victoria Zamora, Director of Education and Engagement at the Peoria Riverfront Museum.
Kids were also taught how to eat colorful foods as they learned about farming.
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