08 Jun '12, 3pm

Gardener Hopes to Teach Kids About Birds Using LEGOs

Gardener Hopes to Teach Kids About Birds Using LEGOs

Gardener and bird lover (and artist, if you ask me) Thomas Poulsom has created a rather stunning series of LEGO birds that he is petitioning the LEGO company to actually build. He currently has 1,547 supporters but if he reaches 10,000, his dream could be a reality. The artist gardener really sees this as an opportunity to inspire and educate both children and adults alike. I, personally, love this idea. I think anything that brings the natural world into the hands of kids is a great thing. For one, I have always been on the fence about zoos. I just really hate caged up animals. That said, I got a lot out of zoos as a kid. And I know many, many children still do. It opened my eyes to what nature really is. But I still hate zoos. So this is just one more way kids can experience the world around them. For me, toys of this nature (sorry for the pun) always stuck with me. From...

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