Local schoolchildren abuzz with Kansas Day trivia

Kansas Day activities teach Jefferson second-graders trivia about the Sunflower State.


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January 30, 2020 - 12:42 PM

Retired teacher Deb Smail of Deer Creek Honey Farm teaches second-graders fascinating facts about honey bees as part of Kansas Day activities at Jefferson Elementary. Photo by Trevor Hoag

“Have you heard the sad story of the state buffalo?” Deb Smail asked second-graders at Jefferson Elementary School, prior to her Kansas Day presentation on Wednesday.

She also asked students if they knew the sound a meadowlark makes, and which colors are associated with Kansas.

Smail was there to give a talk on honey bees, the state insect, as part of a series of activities and events celebrating Kansas Day. A retired teacher, Smail now operates Deer Creek Honey Farm, along with her husband and daughter.

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