Archive for Month: January

thanksgiving

What Did They Eat at the First Thanksgiving?

A typical American Thanksgiving meal includes things like roast turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. But what did they eat 400 years ago, at the first Thanksgiving, in 1621? That was when the English settlers (Pilgrims) and the Native Americans (Wampanoag Indians) had a feast...

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Jungle Josh Loves Introducing Kids to Wild Animals at the Zoo

The Promised Land Zoo, Branson’s Top Rated Animal Attraction and only zoo, is family owned and operated and dedicated to providing each and every visitor a personalized zoo experience. Josh Remenar, the zoo’s managing director, known as “Jungle Josh,” told us about this one-of-a-kind attraction and how he got...

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Books About Thanksgiving & Gratitude

Here is a list compiled by the entire Youth Services Team of the Bentonville Public Library of books that will inspire gratitude and celebrate Thanksgiving. Please check the Bentonville Library Friends & Foundation Facebook page for Stories Online with BPL: www.facebook.com/bplfriendsfoundation/ Fiction Hello, Fall! Diesen, Deborah 2018 • Grade...

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plastic bags

The Problem with Plastic Bags

Plastic bags start out as fossil fuels and end up as deadly waste in landfills and the ocean. Birds often mistake shredded plastic bags for food, filling their stomachs with toxic debris. For hungry sea turtles, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish between jellyfish and floating plastic shopping bags. Fish...

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Squash: A Funny Name for a Vegetable

“Squash” comes from the Narragansett Native American word askutasquash, which means “eaten raw or uncooked.” Squashes are one of the oldest known crops–10,000 years by some estimates of sites in Mexico. Since squashes are gourds, they were often also used as containers or utensils because of their hard shells....

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