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CTY NURTURES21p Dr. Scott Molitor and his children, Jessica, 9, left, Katie, 4, center and Nicholas, 7, make their way from one learning station to another Thursday evening during the NURTURES Sci-Fun Family event at the Toledo Botanical Gardens. Children from six Toledo elementary schools were invited, with their families, to participate in a number of educational games at various stations throughout the park. NURTURES, or Networking Urban Resources with Teachers and University enRich Early Childhood Science, is a program of the University of Toledo and funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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Amy Allen, of West Toledo, points out a fish to her daughter Bridget, 6, Thursday evening during the NURTURES Sci-Fun Family event at the Toledo Botanical Gardens.

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Dr. Scott Molitor and his children, Jessica, 9, left, Katie, 4, center and Nicholas, 7, make their way from one learning station to another Thursday.

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Reniyah Woodard, 6, center, frowns after smelling an herb leaf as she and other children hunt for specific herbs.

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Reniyah Woodard, 6, center, laughs after smelling a leaf of mint while she and her mother, Auriel Finn, left, hunt for herbs Thursday evening during the NURTURES Sci-Fun Family event at the Toledo Botanical Gardens.

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Destiny, 11, smells an herb given to her by her mother, Charlene Woods, of North Toledo, Thursday evening during the NURTURES Sci-Fun Family event at the Toledo Botanical Gardens.

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Destiny, 11, left, and Devon, 7, right, look for herbs with their mother, Charlene Woods, of North Toledo, Thursday evening during the NURTURES Sci-Fun Family event at the Toledo Botanical Gardens.

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Latoya Boyd, of East Toledo, left, and her son Steven, 7, listen to her daughter Sydney, 5, tell them what the three most important elements for plant growth are while the family constructs a take-home terrarium Thursday evening during the NURTURES Sci-Fun Family event at the Toledo Botanical Gardens.

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Russell Elkins, of East Toledo, hands his daughter, Klhoei, 3, to his wife Latoya before helping the couples' son, Cayleb, 5, construct his take-home terrarium.

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Ny'Juan Smith, 6, takes a close look at a grub.

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Carrie Mendenhall, of West Toledo pushed her 10-month-old daughter Maci as they trailed after her son Garrett, 2.

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