Serena has always loved flowers. We started taking her to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival since she was about 3. You know she's in her happy place when she skips instead of walk and has a running commentary on everything she sees.
Providentially, a week later we had a YNC field trip, "Fantastic Flowers", to the VanDusen Garden. The children learned the parts of a flower and the function of pollinators. Serena chose to be a mason bee as the kids took the roles of different pollinators to collect and distribute pollen from flower to flower.
Speaking of providence, we happened to have loaned a handheld digital microscope from a friend recently. This cool little gadget captures the magnified images of specimen directly on the computer. Serena looked like a real scientist at work!