Make a Naturalist Field Notebook!
Kids 8-11, with accompanying adult, can attend our Junior Academy: Naturalist Know-how workshop and make a sustainable field notebook to use in the workshop and to take home for recording your notes and drawings!
Best of all, in the Junior Academy: Naturalist Know-how workshop you’ll learn naturalist skills! Every month we have a new theme; see below for the list.
Sundays at 2pm – 2:45pm (sign-up at 1:30pm) Naturalist Center / Lab (Level 3 across from the Planetarium exit)
This program is designed for youth ages 8 to 11. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited to 20 youth with attending adults. Onsite registration is required for this program (1:30 PM). Free with Academy admission.
Each month a new nature skill will be presented. Variations of the monthly skill will be available each week. This is a 45-minute program.
January’s skill is Puzzling Out the Past Learn what archaeologists and paleontologists do on a dig.
February’s skill is Calls of the Wild What animal makes that sound?
March’s skill is Observing Changes Watching nature transform.
April’s skill is Soil Sleuthing Learn dirt science and take home a seed-growing experiment.
May’s skill is Naturalists In the Field Step out and see nature like a scientist.
June’s skill is Skull Stories — What can skulls tell us about an animal’s ancestor?
July’s skill is Observation Basics II — Learn how to sketch and record like a scientist!
August’s skill is Skeletons on the Outside — No bones about it, learn about these cool animals!
September’s skill is Owl Pellets — Dissect your own and keep the bones!
Please note: There will be no Naturalist Know-how classes on Quarterly Free Sundays, June 1, 2014 and September 14, 2014, others TBA.