Programs & Events

Family Science Investigations - Signs of Nature

This program is cancelled.
Program Number: 
371
Program Type: 
Family Program
Date: 
Jan. 30, 2013 | Wednesday, 10:00am
Multiple Times: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 10:00am -12:00pm
Requirements: 
Suggested minimum age 8+ (minors must be accompanied by an adult)
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
Fee: 
$16/parent-child pair; $8 for each additional child

Animals in nature may not always be easy to see. They are often secretive and their fine-tuned senses warn them well in advance of approaching humans. But quite often they leave behind clues of their passing. During this class we will come face to face with live animals and match them to their 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 and Health Form with payment.

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