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Cardboard Cow visits AgVentures!

May 23

On Friday, 15 May 2015, Jen Crook and Grant Jones-Wiebe took Cardboard Cow to the third annual Agventures! Day!. It is a coordinated effort with some of the primary players being the Tulare County Farm Bureau, the UC Cooperative Extension Tulare Office, and the International Agri-Center.

Jen Crook welcomes one of 9 groups of students for the day and asks, "When you ask a cow, 'How are you?', what does she say?" The children answer, "Moo!" Jen asks, "Yes, and what does that mean?"

Jen Crook welcomes one of 9 groups of students for the day and asks, “When you ask a cow, ‘How are you?’, what does she say?” The children answer, “Moo!” Jen asks, “Yes, and what does that mean?”

The students and Grant ask, "What is 'wrong' with this cow?" Jen palpates CC looking for clues.

The students and Grant ask, “What is ‘wrong’ with this cow?” Jen palpates CC looking for clues.

"How does a veterinarian know if a cow is sick since she can only say, 'Moo!'? When you go to the doctor, you can say, 'My leg hurts!'" The children's responses include, "You can look at the cow, take it's temperature..."

“How does a veterinarian know if a cow is sick since she can only say, ‘Moo!’? When you go to the doctor, you can say, ‘My leg hurts!'” The children’s responses include, “You can look at the cow, take it’s temperature…”

There's nothing wrong with this cow. Her mooing was telling us that she is pregnant!

There’s nothing wrong with this cow. Her mooing was telling us that she is pregnant!

Every child is able to use a stethoscope to listen to their own heart beat.

Every child is able to use a stethoscope to listen to their own heart beat.

Then the children are able to touch these real cow bones. Two of these are attempting to find the location of these bones with the help of a drawing.

Then the children are able to touch these real cow bones. Two of these are attempting to find the location of these bones with the help of a drawing.

Curiosities are peaked as they explore these animal models.

Curiosities are peaked as they explore these animal models.

Cardboard Cow visits the Fresno Farm Day!

Mar 26

Cardboard Cow, with colleagues, cow bones, animal models, and veterinary tools paid a visit to the Fresno Farm Day, Friday 20 March, 2015.

Jennifer Crook helps children listen to their own heartbeat with a stethoscope, at the Fresno Fairgrounds during the Fresno County Farm Bureau's Farm Day.

Jennifer Crook helps children listen to their own heartbeat with a stethoscope, at the Fresno Fairgrounds during the Fresno County Farm Bureau’s Farm Day.

Students imagine what they could become, looking at the many veterinary related photos on display, while they wait to hear their own heartbeat with a stethoscope.

Students imagine what they could become, looking at the many veterinary related photos on display, while they wait to hear their own heartbeat with a stethoscope.

Cardboard Cow (CC) Visits The Kings County Farm Day 2015

Mar 21

The third-graders of Kings County celebrated Farm Day at the Hanford Fair Grounds with hands on exhibits of an agricultural nature.  On Thursday, 12 March, 2015, at our stop, children were given a four minute introduction to a Veterinary student’s life as it relates to cattle.  Then, each student had the opportunity to: listen to their own heartbeat, touch cow bones, and look at models of animals.

Every child is able to hear their own heartbeat.

Every child is able to hear their own heartbeat.

Children learn through tactile experiences with models of animals

Children learn through tactile experiences with models of animals

Jennifer Crook answers questions about cow bones.

Jennifer Crook answers questions about cow bones.

Grant Jones-Wiebe asks, "What does a cow say?"  All respond,  "Moooooo!"

Grant Jones-Wiebe asks, “What does a cow say?” All respond, “Moooooo!”

Palpating Cardboard Cow!

Palpating Cardboard Cow!

Auggie instructs on the use of a stethoscope.

Auggie instructs on the use of a stethoscope.

Arianna (Auggie) Villareal helps a student with hear her own heartbeat with a stethoscope.

Arianna (Auggie) Villareal helps a student with hear her own heartbeat with a stethoscope.

Cardboard Cow and friends, appear at Meadow Lane Elementary!

May 30
What is a veterinarian?  "Oh, oh, oh, I know!"

What is a veterinarian? “Oh, oh, oh, I know!”

"When you say, 'Hi' to a cow, what does the cow say?"

“When you say, ‘Hi’ to a cow, what does the cow say?”

"How many stomach compartments does a cow have?"

“How many stomach compartments does a cow have?”

"Can you hear your heartbeat?"

“Can you hear your heartbeat?”

Teacher assisting, students learning.

Teacher assisting, students learning.

"Young doctors needed in emergency room, STAT!"

“Young doctors needed in emergency room, STAT!”

Listen for your heartbeat.

Listen for your heartbeat.

"How many stomach compartments does a cow have?"

“How many stomach compartments does a cow have?”

Jen Crook and Grant Jones-Wiebe brought Cardboard Cow with them to Meadow Lane Elementary School today.  We had fun!  In our routine, we ask them, “How does a doctor know what’s wrong with you?”  They say things like, “X-rays, temperature.”  We’re looking for, “You can tell the doctor.”

Then we ask, “When you ask a cow what’s wrong with her, what does she say?”  All answer, “MOOOOO!”  We respond, “What does that mean?”  Children shrug.  Today Jen said, “Could mean, ‘Hey, I like your shoes!’ or ‘Nice haircut!'”

Cardboard Cow visited Fresno County Farm Day, 2014!

Mar 22
Jen Crook shows bones

Jen Crook shows bones

Arianna "Auggie" Villarreal helps student hear their heartbeat!

Arianna “Auggie” Villarreal helps student hear their heartbeat!

Cardboard Cow isn't sick, she going to have a calf

Cardboard Cow isn’t sick, she going to have a calf

Children explore cow bones

Children explore cow bones

Children examine models of animals

Children examine models of animals

Today, Cardboard Cow visited the Fresno County Farm Day, with Jen Crook, Arianna “Auggie” Villarreal, and Grant Jones-Wiebe.

Thank you for coming, students and for exploring life through the eyes of a veterinarian.

Teachers and mentors, we hope to see you all next year!