The girls recently went on a field trip to Splendor Koi Pond with Catherine's Girl Scout troop. We are starting a "unit" on gardening and I thought a little lesson on water gardening would be fun. Plus, this store was close to where we normally meet and the owner agreed to give us a free tour. As it turned out, I am not sure if the girls learned anything about water gardening, but they seemed to have more fun at this field trip than I have ever seen them have.
The owner gave us all a bunch of food and told us to hold a tiny piece of it in the water (which was a very cold 60 degrees). The fish opened their mouths very wide and took the food out of our fingers. Apparently they do not have teeth until they are 5 years old, so there was no chance they could bite us (one of the girls asked the question).