We had such a wonderful visit to Fort Benton last week. Anna and the Arganbright family were so great to help us set up the exhibit and make sure we had everything we needed while we were there. We were lucky to be in Fort Benton Elementary during spirit week so we saw wacky mismatched outfits, lots of amazing nerds, and we may or may not have seen some spies sneaking around on Wednesday.
We got to see students from Fort Benton, Geraldine, and Highwood Schools during our three days in Fort Benton. Our Best In Show exhibit was a huge hit, especially with our Big Sky Big Brain that students ran through. Unfortunately, our giant nose had a bad case of the sniffles, but the students did a fantastic job diagnosing what was causing the sniffles, so I’m sure the nose will feel better in no time.
Our Best in Show exhibit gave us a chance to talk about all of the amazing science jobs out there, and the students did some great brainstorming about careers. In total, we reached 469 people, including 128 at the Family Science Night. There were lots of farm families, so we talked about the importance of science in farming, analyzing the soil, genetics in raising cattle, and weather patterns.
Alex and I also got to do some fun extracurricular activities. Anna took us kayaking on the river, we walked across the bridge at night and checked out the full moon, and we even stopped by Miss Kayla’s dance class and saw the “Grinch Wrap.” All in all, it was an amazing trip to Fort Benton, we got to meet so many great people, stayed in a wonderful home, and thoroughly enjoyed sharing our Best in Show exhibit. Thank you to the Chouteau County PEAK Program for powering this tour stop.