Programs & Events

Family Science Investigation: Where Are We? (Latitude and Longitude)

This program is Full.
Program Number: 
467
Program Type: 
Family Program
Date: 
Feb. 12, 2014 | Wednesday, 10:00am
Multiple Times: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014; 10am-12pm
Requirements: 
Suggested minimum age 11 yrs (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult).
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
Fee: 
$20 for parent/child pair and $10 for each additional child.

Have you ever asked yourself “Where am I?”.  After this class you will easily be able to answer that question.  With the simple coordinate system of latitude and longitude people have been able to navigate across deserts, oceans and in modern times, across the expanse of space.  In this class you will learn what latitude and longitude is, how to obtain your position on a map, and using the simplest of tools find your way home if you get lost.

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.