|A boy and his crab trap, the nets were acting as flags to show off its|
On the other side of the spectrum, curiosity can lead not only to questioning, but to answers as well. Today at Blacks Creek, I was treated to a display in which multiple children set up different types of crab traps they had invented, in the hopes that it would be successful. One example being a dead oyster in a dip net, with the hopes that a crab would crawl in looking for a tasty meal. Another was a series of channels dug at the edge of the water, in an attempt to direct crab traffic inland. Unfortunately, neither of these attempts were successful in catching crabs. However, what they did show was that these children were making observations about the world around them, and trying to figure out different methods that they could use to accomplish their goals. I was struck by their creativity, and I hope to encourage and see it continue in whatever manner possible!
Until next time, I'll be pondering the best way to catch some crabs,