Yesterday we found ourselves surrounded by the very best helpers, which was just as well because the beaver hat activity was more successful than any we’d ever tried. Literally hundreds of children and their parents made and wore hats. We used up all our pre-cut bags, and two roles of craft paper PLUS scraps. Children worked with their parents or with our amazing helpers and independently. And they were delighted to put them on.
Every where you walked around Earth day you saw a sea of beaver hats. People wore them when they ate lunch and when the browsed the other booths. They wore them with their own hats or with personal touches like flowers or buttons.
There was bright weather and an awesome turnout. There were amazing beaver connections made at every level. And there were questions about our beavers and real hope that they would come back. There were even people I recognizer as against the beavers who were sorry to see them go. And lots of people who knew why yesterday’s article was silly.
Oh, and there were awards. Which was pretty affirming if you think about it. Here’s Jon accepting the Conservation award with the president of the association and the superintendent of all the Bay Area national parks.
There was also special recognition from Congress signed by both Saulnier and Thompson which Cheryl accepted. We missed George Miller by a year, but I know he knows about the beavers and likes us anyway.
And an unexpected award from the county commissioners specifically naming ‘Heidi Perryman’ and ‘her determination.’
Which makes me very happy. Because I didn’t even know they gave awards for stubbornness, did you?
And it should be, it should be, it should be like that!
Because Horton was faithful! He sat and he sat.
He meant what he said
And he said what he meant…”
And they sent him home happy