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FernGully: The Last Rainforest is a delightful tale for Younger Viewers about one little fairy's fight to save her forest. The story's message, that humans pose the biggest threat to the environment, is simple and poignant, and harkens back to a time when saving the rainforest was front page news. Our kids fell in love with Crysta, a young FernGullian fairy, who realizes that loggers are enroaching on her home. She accidently shrinks a lumberjack, Zak, down to her size, using a spell meant to protect him from harm. The delicate fairy and the hunky Zak forge an uncommon friendship that ultimately saves Crysta's pristine FernGully from ruin. Mesmerized by the beauty and vibrancy of life under the rainforest's canopy, our kids understood Crystal's quest to protect the earth.
Kids need magical places to explore and your city's Botanical Garden is sure to be filled with fairy-worthy nooks and crannies. We spent a beautiful fall afternoon exploring what our kids affectionately call "the Jungle." As we wandered through paths filled with flora and fauna from all over the globe, we understood the kids' nickname; it felt as if we had been transported to another land. Our little ones wound their way through tall stands of bamboo, squealing with delight as they discovered spots for hide-go-seek. Our older kids got a (safe) thrill as they lost themselves on overgrown paths and tromped over troll-worthy bridges. If you foray into the "Jungle," we promise a few child-friendly hours of green delight -- but shhh, don't tell our kids we've let you in on the secret!
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Walk through your city's Botanical Gardens
Time Allotment: 1 hour
Age Recommendation: Strollerbabes and up
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