There are things I would have done differently in retrospect, but overall I'm pleased with how the day went.
I first set down the rules. Two children in a play pen. ONLY older children could hold critters outside the play area.
First station: what can bunnies and guinea pigs eat?
Second station: how should you house them?
I could see before I went to the third station that I was losing the children to bunnytosis so I let them go play, and play they did.
Varia, Kat and Marie helped children learned that bunnies need time to get used to people. and just because they are more interested in eating grass than in being held doesn't mean they don't like you. :)
Shake was the unflappable queen that she is. :) She taught children how to trim nails.
If I could have figured out how to do a rabbit show I would have done that. :) I just wasn't quite sure how to set that up well.
What would I do differently?
Stations with "Can you figure out what this is?"
Housing.. what is good, what is bad about different housing.
Nutrition: how can you feed a bunny, what is a bunny ... a vegetarian or a herbivore? What is a safe treat and such like.
What can you do with a bunny?
But all that takes times, help and what not to do and I just didn't have it in me to do all that this month. Over time I'd love to do a visiting bunny/guinea pig education program. I'm not sure how I would do that, but that's where my love of bunnies/education and what not comes into play. :)
Anyone have any ideas on how I could do that???