Nothing could be cuter than small kids exploring our world. Unfortunately, the reality is that there is little of it left to explore. All along our coastline, the tidepools are extremely degraded from excessive use by both teachers and their students, as well as tourists. This is why the front page photos of Children’s Creative Workshop kids visiting the precious tidepools is of concern, especially the one of the boy with the plastic bag. I sure hope he wasn’t “collecting” precious creatures. Certainly sitting in the tidepool and walking in it (even with tiny feet) can damage the few fragile sea creatures left. Look but don’t touch should be the watchword for any field trip.