Family Science Investigations - Signs of Nature
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.
For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.