Learn how trees communicate, share nutrients, and warn other trees when threatened by danger. Why do we humans depend on trees for our very existence? Find out why lightning happens as we experiment with a Van der Graaf generator. Learn the wondrous science behind the flight and behavior of some of our common backyard birds as you create a field guide page for your favorite bird. Peek into wonders of the ancient past and the giant mammals that once roamed our planet. Finally, explore insects, our tiny wonders: the fast dragonfly, the fearsome assassin bug, the magical firefly, and more. Through experiments, hands-on activities, up close encounters with live critters, and tours of the Museums and the special exhibit Wild Kratts: Creature Power, you’ll have a blast learning about some of nature’s wonders.
Please dress for mess, bring a snack and a brown bag lunch.
Instructor: Meredith Scrivens-Greene
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9-3:30 pm
Three classes: July 27, 28, 29