They were also asked to talk about favorite artifacts. I particularly appreciated that the last worksheet asked the students to create a tour of the exhibition for someone else based on the artifacts they liked. It is never too early to plan for a career in Museum education.
I was also told about a great interaction between a chaperone and a young person. They were looking at the Garden of Stones from the 3rd floor. The chaperone noticed the child looking confused and described what they were viewing, explaining that each of the boulders is hollowed out and each has a small oak tree growing from it.
“What?” he asked, curious and undaunted by his confusion.
She reiterated that each boulder is hollowed out and holds soil and the tree grows in the soil.
Beginning to see the light, the young man responded, “Wait, let me get this straight. They’re hollowed out? Each one is hollowed out?”
And then they left for the bus.
Photo Collection of the Senesh Family.