Pioneerland Ag Days enable kids to get up close and personal with flora and fauna

It’s love at first sight at the Miniature Equine Club exhibit.

Nothing ugly about this duckling, as this boy learns.

A girl spreads peanut butter on a pine cone to create a bird feeder (foreground) as a mother and daughter celebrate finishing theirs.

How do you make a kite? Learn here!

Learning the evolution of teeny tiny fish at the Mixsawbah State Fish Hatchery booth.

A wagon full of fun, pulled by big, gentle horses.

Photos and information by Bob Wellinski

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More than 300 people attended the annual LaPorte County Agriculture and Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 22, 2017. The event, held in the LaPorte County Fairgrounds’ Pioneerland, was sponsored by Pioneerland and The Center for Creative Solutions.

Among those offering fun activities and information for families were the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Mixsawbah State Fish Hatchery, LaPorte County Solid Waste District, LaPorte County Master Gardeners, LaPorte County Parks Department, Springfield Hoosier Rebels 4-H Club, LaPorte County Draft Horse Association, Miniature Equine Club, 4-H Poultry Club, Girl Scout Troop 30304 and Junior Troop 30242, Michigan City Public Library, LaPorte County Soil and Water Conservation District, Burek Family Farms, and Jasper Pulaski State Tree Nursery, as well as volunteers at all the Pioneerland buildings engaged youngsters and adults in agriculture and Earth Day activities.

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