the hub and i were super excited to pick up the bean when the day came. the email we'd received told us to arrive at a certain time in order to catch the presentation the students were going to give on what they'd learned over the course of camp, and i was really curious to see how she'd liked the paleontology course. when we arrived on campus we inadvertently found ourselves in the wrong place, and by the time we found where we were supposed to be the bean had just been introduced to the group before starting her spiel. phew.
she'd told me the night before that she was nervous to speak in front of the group, but was grateful that she only had one part in the presentation. the hub and i beamed with pride as we listened to her speech, giggled with the rest of the audience as she dropped a few joking comments with her typical sarcastic humor, and then gave her huge hugs as we were reunited at last.
when the rest of the group had delivered their speeches, we were given the chance to walk through the museum and look around at the extensive displays of fossils and artifacts. the bean was quick to point out the exhibits that she and her partner had put together, which would stay in the museum for the next few months.
i thought the museum was pretty impressive - especially since this is a high school, and knowing that everything had been discovered by students and faculty over the years.
we gathered downstairs in one of the classrooms with their instructors to hear all about what the students had done over the previous ten days, and then they all received certificates of completion before being dismissed. the bean made sure to pick up the little clay dinosaur that she'd sculpted during one of the classes.