Programs & Events

Family Science Investigation: Introduction to Entomology

This program is Full.
Program Number: 
430
Program Type: 
Family Program
Date: 
Aug. 28, 2013 | Wednesday, 10:00am
Multiple Times: 
Wednesday, August 21st & Wednesday, August 28th; 10am-12pm
Requirements: 
Suggested minimum age 10 yrs (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult).
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
Fee: 
$35 for parent/child pair and $17 for each additional child.

No bugs in this class, only insects!  In this two part series we will learn the anatomy and classification of major insect groups. Using sweep nets, areal nets and aquatic nets, we will collect insects in the field and take them back to the lab for identification.  With the guidance of a real museum entomologist, you will learn how to confidently identify the creatures that belong to the largest animal group in the world.

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.