Science Detectives: Mysteries of the Longleaf Pine Forest

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
  • 10:30am - 11:30am

Join us for classes designed especially for homeschool and track-out students. These 60-minute classes allow us to delve deeper into topics and incorporate additional learning experiences.

The landscape of the South would have looked much different if you visited in early settlement times. Forests would have seemed to go on forever. One type of ecosystem you would have encountered was the Longleaf Pine Savannah. With vast, open understories and an amazing diversity of plants and animals, this ecosystem is a wonder to behold. Longleaf Pine forests now occupy only 3 percent of their original range, and require careful management, including frequent fire. In this class, we will talk about human impacts on these forests and uncover some of the amazing adaptations of plants and animals that are unique to this habitat.

Participants must be 8 to 10 years old for this program.


Registration ends 48 hours prior to program start time.

For more information contact Missy Chernick.


  • Fee: $10 per participant; $7.50 member participant.
  • Requirements: Participants must be 8-10 years old. This is a drop-off class. Parents will not be allowed to attend the class with their child but do need to remain in the Museum.
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if the Museum cancels the program, or if cancellation is made in writing via email to at least two weeks prior to the program date.
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November 16
10:30 am - 11:30 am
$10 per participant; $7.50 member participant.
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