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*NEW!* Virtual Wildlife Conservation (ages 9 to 14)
May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 26, 2020
Join us for Virtual Science classes through Zoom. This classes are geared for students ages 9-14. Each class will be from 10-11:30 am. Class materials will be available the day before at our Visitor Center through contactless pickup. Classes will explore the fields of wildlife biology, marine biology, ecology, and environmental science. $5 per student, per class.
Tuesday, 5/05/2020 – Register Here
Ecosystems: Build a Terrarium and Personal Compost- Highlighting the importance and function of the water cycle and of nutrient cycling in an ecosystem, participants will build their own terrarium which mimics those natural cycles in a self-sustaining enclosed environment along with making their own personal compost pile for a nutrient supply.
Tuesday, 5/12/2020 – Register Here
The Role of Plants: The Ethnobotany of South Florida Plants- Participants will learn about the relationships that exist between people and plants. Participants will make their own field guide to show how plants found within our local community have been used by past and present civilizations. In the end the participants will have their own homemade field guide that describes these relationships between plants and people.
Tuesday, 5/19/2020 – Register Here
Owls: Owl Pellet Dissection- Participants will learn about food chains in ecosystems, and the role that owls play in South Florida’s ecology. During an exciting dissection of an owl pellet, participants will be able to apply the Scientific Method by using a dichotomous key to identify the bone fragments found inside their owl pellet.
Tuesday, 5/26/2020 – Register Here
All About Birds: Live Virtual Bird Watching and Bird Adaptations with a Wing Design Challenge.- After looking for birds in the wild and studying them, participants will use what they learned in a wing design challenge. Participants will learn about the different wing designs of birds and how these designs give them a competitive advantage. Utilizing this knowledge and the scientific method the students will design their own set of wings and test to see how far they can make them fly. After each flight they will go back to the drawing board to make improvements and see who can get their wings to fly the farthest.