Yesterday, TBRC Chairman Alton Higgins and I had the opportunity to visit with a group of 4th grade Gifted and Talented students at Davis Elementary School in Royse City, Texas.
We were invited by teacher Kristi Fout to make a presentation to her students on the possibility of the sasquatch being a real animal and making a home here in Texas. The students are currently studying enigmas and Mrs. Fout has incorporated the bigfoot phenomenon into her curriculum. The enigmas unit was described as follows:
Students will investigate a naturally occurring enigma, an unsolved
Mystery. Each student will have an opportunity to explore in depth
An enigma and hypothesize possible solutions. In their explorations,
Students will use scientific research processes.
This is the sort of thing I really enjoy doing. I think it is important, a responsibility even, that we take every opportunity to present the topic of bigfoot to the public in a serious and scientific manner. It is important for the public to realize that there are serious minded individuals out there who are taking a scientific approach in an attempt to document this animal.
The students of Davis Elementary were great and asked some very good questions. They were engaged and actively participated during the presentation. Alton and I really had a great time with them. I would like to thank Mrs. Fout for inviting us to speak. It was a pleasure and a privilege.
*Photos taken and published with the permission of the Royse City ISD