A fishing group has this huge fish set up as a combination fun house/teaching aid. Inside, the fish life cycle is painted on the walls. I didn't get in there, as I was really supposed to be helping out at a different area, but had to take at least ONE pic!
This was a view at the edge of the lake, not the best view, but there was a line up all the way around the fishing areas, usually with a kid fishing, and an adult either behind or beside them. Nice day for a family outing!
Smokey was the guest of honor, and he had an escort. I didn't register why until I saw several small kids going missile directly at knee level, escort encouraged them with a blocking motion, and encouragement that while Smokey liked hugs, he really wanted them to be careful! (And just a note, Smokey really needs to lay off the honey, he had a MAJOR muffin top going there...)
This was the wooden fishing pool, the kids caught the fish by putting magnet "hooks" in the water, which tagged the bolt on the front of the fish. Some were catching several at once. One girl had to be convinced that she couldn't take those fish home, however!
And coming soon, Beeeees!