Programs & Events

Family Science Investigation: Signs of Nature

Program Number: 
024
Program Type: 
Family Program
Date: 
Apr. 30, 2014 | Wednesday, 10:00am
Multiple Times: 
Wednesday, April 30 2014; 10am – 12pm
Requirements: 
Suggested minimum age 8 yrs. Minors must be accompanied by paying adult.
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
Fee: 
$20 for parent/child pair and $10 for each additional child.

Animals in nature are not always easy to see.  They are secretive and their fine-tuned senses warn them well in advance of approaching humans.  But quite often they leave clues of their passing.  During this class we will come face to face with this evidence and meet some of the live animals that match these clues. We will learn to distinguish between feeding signs, over-wintering signs and track ways. We will also learn an easy method for making plaster casts in the woods.

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 with payment.

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