Programs & Events

Family Science Investigation: Adaptations in Birds and Mammals

Program Number: 
404
Program Type: 
Family Program
Date: 
Apr. 24, 2013 | Wednesday, 10:00am
Multiple Times: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:00am -11:30am
Requirements: 
Minimum age 10 (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult)
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
Fee: 
$20/parent-child pair; $10 for each additional child

Using specimens from bird and mammal collections, students analyze the similarities and differences in anatomy, form and function between these animal groups. Students then develop hypotheses to account for observed patterns and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of specific adaptations.

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.

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

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