So...today (5/4) dawned as a nice, partly cloudy Friday. Since I didn't have to go in to work, I grabbed my camera and, of course, headed to the DLR for a few shots.
It was breezy and cool as I reached the gates...
As I reached the hub, my keen annual passholder instincts told me something was up:
Indeed, some sort of ceremony was about to take place. I stopped for a closer look:
After watching them set up for a few minutes, I headed over to TSI to snag some more shots while I waited for the show to begin, which it did prompty at 10 AM:
The guests of honor were these elementary school students. I didn't quite catch where they were from, but I'll check into it and see if I can find out:
The band starts to play...
...and the show begins...
Try to guess what's on these kids' minds:
The California Secretary of Environmental something something commends the kids for their outstanding work in creating owl habitats in their neck of the woods:
Speaking of owls, these two came out and proceeded to burst into song after some preliminary tootsie pop jokes, etc. Their first song, of course, was "Let's All Sing Like The Birdies Sing..."
One of them seemed very familiar. Maybe one of the Genie's in Aladdin? Hmmm...
Soon they were joined by Gladys Knight and the......Peeps.
If you were visiting today from, say, somewhere in Asia, I imagine you would have spent several minutes trying to figure out what Disney movie these characters were from.
Translation: "What the...?"
And of course, you can't have Jiminy Cricket's Challenge without.....Jiminy Cricket:
The ceremony concluded with each student receiving a medal. (Someone needs to tell me where to sign up for this. You build an owl's nest and get the day off of school, a cool T shirt, and a medal.)
Before today, I was not aware of this program. Has anyone else heard of this through your kid's schools? They mentioned that this was their 13th year. It seemed like a great way to get kids motivated to do something for the environment. Did anyone else see this this morning? Thoughts?