Programs & Events

Family Science Investigation: Understanding the Honey Bee

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Family Program
Nov. 20, 2013 | Wednesday, 2:00pm
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013; 2pm-4pm
Suggested minimum age 10 (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult). Students should have at least a little understanding of degrees and angles and should be able to read a tape measure.
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
$20 for parent/child pair and $10 for each additional child.

The honey bee is one of the most amazing and recognizable insects in the world. It also has a long history with human beings, stretching back to the ancient Egyptians who kept bees on floating barges on the Nile River.  In this class we learn about the social structure of the hive, the role of the queen, worker and drone, the complex dance “language” and how humans have harnessed the amazing pollination services of this tireless insect. At the end of the class we will visit an observation hive to see some of the honeybee’s remarkable abilities up close.

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.