Programs & Events

Family Science Investigation: Migration/Navigation - Finding Your Way

This program is Full.
Program Number: 
368
Program Type: 
Family Program
Date: 
Nov. 14, 2012 | Wednesday, 10:00am
Multiple Times: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 10am-noon
Requirements: 
Suggested minimum age 6+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult)
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab
Fee: 
$16/parent-child pair; $8 for each additional child

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.

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.