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Lots of Fun coming to Kid’s Day during National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Kids’ Day will be here in two weeks! Woo hoo! It’s a great way for kids (of all ages!) to learn about invasives species as part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week.

***View the Kids’ Day agenda to find out who’ll be there***

I’ve been working on my Kids’ Day presentation and activity, “Invasive Hunter Academy”. I do Tae Kuan Do, as you may see from my videos, and I was sparring on Friday. That is when you put on gear, similar to football gear, except softer and no face guard.

During the sparring match, I got kicked in my hand when I was doing a narabam spinning hook kick combination. Ouch that hurt and it swelled up a little. I’m doing better now, but I’d better watch out, because that’s when the invasives may try to ambush me. 😉

I hope to see you at Kids’ Day! It’s going to be a lot of fun!

Commander Ben signing off…

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Commander Ben Selected by Austin Family Magazine

Earlier this month, I was in the library looking for some new audiobooks. I really liked Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle, and I’m sorry that it’s his last book in the series.

In any event, while at the library, I picked up the January 2012 Austin Family magazine and was surprised to find that they picked me as one of the winners of their cover contest. (Wow! That was a cool surprise. Thanks for entering me, Mom, and thanks Austin Family for picking me!) I learned that I’ll be on one of their covers later this year.

If you’re looking for a camp this summer, don’t miss Austin Family’s Summer Camp Fair 2012 at the Palmer Events Center on Saturday, January 28. There will be a lot of booths and a lot of fun activities for kids.

I’ve been there before, and there’s a lot to do and a lot of goodies to get. I’m looking forward to science, acting, and sports summer camps. (And of course, I’ll be learning more Tae Kwon Do for my future Battles with Invasive Species videos!)

Hope to see you there!

Commander Ben signing off…


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