Without the aid of GPS, maps or assistance from kind strangers, many of us would have difficulty getting from place to place. Animals too experience challenges in finding their way. Imagine traveling from the top of the world to the bottom with only yourself as a guide. The Arctic Tern makes this spectacular journey every year! Baby sea turtles, with no parents to guide them, manage to swim their way to a place they’ve never even seen.
During this class we will explore the amazing abilities animals have developed to help them navigate, and compare these abilities with the navigational systems that we use.
Family Science Investigations programs offer families an opportunity to participate together in monthly science classes related to Museum research, including topics in ecology, paleontology, geology and biology. These classes are especially useful for homeschoolers looking for additional reinforcement to curriculum goals, or any family group that simply enjoys learning together!
Program Instructor: Bob Alderink and Colin Brammer, Coordinators for Natural World investigate Lab.
For more information contact Debbie Huston , scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.