LANCASTER - "We have over 300 elementary students here - right now," said Jane VanHook with a bright smile and an equally bright daisy painted on her cheek. VanHook, a Garrard County High School teacher of biology, had just finished her visit with the face painting station where her high school students functioned as the artists.
She explained how Science Day works, an eight-year-old event held at Logan-Hubble Park Memorial Park in Garrard and Lincoln counties.
There were four stations set up for the children, VanHook said, that they rotated to and from throughout the day. Water watch, a station set up next to the park's lake, included fishing that was supervised by employees of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. "That's the area that is sometimes hard to pry the kids away from," VanHook joked, stating that once the kids catch a fish, they've caught the bug for fishing.