Do you know a young person interested in nature? Take them to Junior Academy: Naturalist Know-how!
October is Stones, Spiders and Scum — Up Close! Explore the hidden side of everyday things by learning to use a microscope.
Discover what tiny organisms live in Stow Lake, what salt and pyrite have in common, and how to identify brown recluse spiders (even though Loxosceles reclusa don’t live in California)!
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. It is recommended that you stop by the Naturalist Center a half hour before the program begins in order to register. 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.
November’s skill is Searching the Sky — What’s Up? Learn to see the sky like an astronomer!
December’s skill is Tricky Tracks Learn how to identify animal tracks in dirt and snow.
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?
Please note: There will be no Naturalist Know-how classes on Quarterly Free Sundays, September 29, 2013; December 8, 2013; February 9, 2014; June 1, 2014.