A walk among the stalks

Matthew Pittsey, 5, examines a corn stalk while learning
about the connection between farms and food at the Outdoor
Kids Camp Thursday morning at the Prairie Loft Center.

When asked what they had eaten for breakfast Thursday morning, almost all of the youngsters gathered in Prairie Loft's learning barn chimed "cereal!"

At their response, Prairie Loft Director Amy Sandeen held up flash cards showing wheat and oat plants.

"Did you know that there's wheat in your cereal? Or oats? Cereal comes from plants like these, and plants like these come from farms," she said.

The farm-sourced food lesson epitomized the overall theme of Thursday's session of the new Outdoor Kids Camp held at the outdoor learning center.

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