A line of second-grade students from Davis Elementary School in Santa Ana eagerly waited in front of the Bowers Kidseum earlier this month. Behind the closed doors of the Santa Ana museum was a new exhibit that they would get to see before anyone else, Kidseum director Jennifer Alvarado said. “It’s called ‘Future Park,’ ” Alvarado told the class as they responded with oohs and aahs. As the students walked into the dimly-lit building, they were met with a floor and wall glowing with colors.
Bowers Museum in Santa Ana was able to fit dozens of trees in its John M. Lee Court earlier this month. They were all tiny trees — bonsai trees to be exact. For years, the Kofu Bonsai Kai club based in Orange County has made moves to keep the art of bonsai alive through educational programs and exhibiting trees at different events. The organization’s president, Carol Upston, said there are plenty of myths to dispel about the modestly-sized trees.
They don’t tend to show overt affection, they don’t need to be fed every day in order to survive and some of them disappear for several months and aren’t seen again until spring. For all the myths to dispel and fun facts to learn about these reptiles, the Orange County Chapter of the California Turtle and Tortoise Club is at the people’s service. Each month, the chapter gathers at its meeting location at 146 N. Grand St., Orange, near The First Presbyterian Church.
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