The University Record, March 18, 2002

Young scientists learn by touching

Nickolas Donofrio, 28 months (left), and Paityn Wedder, almost 3 years, experience the feel of water and moss at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Behind them, Nyah Way considers a leaf with mom, Miché Jo. At back, Joshua Smyczynksi, 2 1/2 years, tests the dirt and plantings. Educator Elizabeth Elling, coordinator of the visitor program, led the group on a ‘Stroller Romp’ that included time to explore, planting jellybean plants and a snack. (Photo by Bill Wood, U-M Photo Services)