Finn Metcalf, 11, and Miles Metcalf, 9, of Takoma Park, Maryland, visited the Galápagos tortoises on Santa Cruz Island, one of Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands. Finn, Miles, their family and a group from Lewis and Clark College also traveled to the Ecuadoran Amazon rainforest. The Galápagos Islands are a group of 19 islands in the Pacific Ocean that have unusual and diverse marine species because of their remote location in the middle of three ocean currents. After his visit to the islands in 1835, scientist Charles Darwin was inspired to develop the theory of evolution, about how living things with certain traits survive over time.
Olive Trone, 8, of Fairfax, Virginia, visited Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina. This was the home and offices of the royal governor of North Carolina from 1770 to 1775. After the American Revolution, it was where the North Carolina General Assembly held its first sessions, and it was home to state governors until 1794. Olivia visited this site on the way to the beach with her family.
We hope to hear from more KidsPost readers about what they are doing this summer. We’ll feature a selection of readers’ photos in the print KidsPost and at kidspost.com through Labor Day. In September, three randomly selected participants will receive a KidsPost prize package.
● Get a recent copy of KidsPost. If you don’t have access to the print newspaper, you can print a PDF of kidspost.com or an online KidsPost story. Take it on your vacation or day trip.
● Get someone to take a photo of you — and siblings or other family members — holding KidsPost. Just make sure at least one person in the photo is between the ages of 5 and 13.
● Have a parent fill out the entry form at wapo.st/summerofkidspost2022 and upload your photo. List the full name, age and hometown of everyone in the photo, and explain where you are and any interesting details about your trip.
● Families can submit only one photo, and it must have been taken after May 27, 2022. Entries are due by September 1.