Programs & Events

Beneath the Surface: Ecosystem of a Pond

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Family Program
Oct. 11, 2014 | Saturday, 10:00am
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Saturday, October 11 & 25, 2014; 10:00am – 12:00pm
Minimum age 10(minors must be accompanied by a registered adult).
Location: Nature Research Center - Micro World Investigate Lab - 3rd Floor
$35 per parent/child pair; $17 each additional child.

This two-part hands-on class will delve into the functions of an ecosystem in nature, specifically focusing on a freshwater pond ecosystem.  Students will set-up a project in the first class, as well as learn what goes on beneath the pond surface and who lives there. The following week, they will learn formal microscopy techniques, such as how to use a compound microscope and make a wet mount, in order to complete the activity and view pond cultures.  

Program Instructor: Christy Flint & Deb Bailey, Coordinators for Micro World investigate Lab.

Registration information: Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.