Kids Intrigued by Animal Paw Prints - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Kids Intrigued by Animal Paw Prints

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

The Montana Audubon Conservation Education Center hosted their monthly class that's geared for children and families.

Audubon Center, Naturalist Teacher said, "I do some work in classrooms, and for as much fun as that is for working with kids indoors is taking them outside, and seeing them really get to explore, and even cover topics they learn in the classroom outside as well is just really exciting."

It was even more thrilling for one Billings, second grader.

Second grader, Josh said, "I'm so excited because this is my first time ever, and I get to do a new thing, and I love doing new things."

From mountain lion to grizzly bear imprints, the day was full of adventure and gooey animal plaster molds because every child picked two animal tracks to mix up, and take home.

"You know it's really cool to them or interesting, or maybe if they've never seen the animal before that's usually what intrigues them, or makes them choose the print," said Walton.

Even though Josh's favorite animal is a bald eagle, he decided to mix up prints for a weasel and skunk animal paw mold.

"Because you know I just love different tracks. I was like oooh I've never seen these before," said Josh.

Josh describes himself as an animal lover, and said the mess was well worth it.

"It was easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy," said Josh.

"And they, the molds, they really popping them out at the end, and seeing how it turned out is always a really exciting part at the end of the day," said Walton.

Walton also said the class is every month, and the next one will be on March 16th from 1:30 to 3 PM.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Teen Drug Use in Montana

    Teen Drug Use in Montana

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:18:41 GMT
    For the third year in-a-row, the Treasure State ranks last in overall child and teenage health, according to a recent report.
    For the third year in-a-row, the Treasure State ranks last in overall child and teenage health, according to a recent report.
  • Montana Gains Victory Over REAL ID

    Montana Gains Victory Over REAL ID

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:40:24 GMT
    It's a victory for Montanans over the federal government and the REAL ID act. That was a move by Congress to create a national standard for identifications.
    It's a victory for Montanans over the federal government and the REAL ID act. That was a move by Congress to create a national standard for identifications.
  • Montana High Court Censures Judge Baugh

    Montana High Court Censures Judge Baugh (HOLD)

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:32:42 GMT
    The Montana Supreme Court handed down its punishment on the Yellowstone County judge who partially blamed a victim for her rape that caused a national outcry.
    The Montana Supreme Court handed down its punishment on the Yellowstone County judge who partially blamed a victim for her rape that caused a national outcry.