Through this engaging series of three natural history classes, each participant trains to become an assistant naturalist. We’ll delve deep into environmental stewardship practices and ecological studies, using real field exercises and techniques. It’s the best combination of learning valuable STEM skills all while having a blast! Sign up for one, or for all. Be sure to dress for the weather. | 3rd Sundays from 2pm to 4pm | Ages 10 – 15.
Scientific Investigations – January 17, 2016
Enter our mad scientist’s laboratory! Learn to ask questions like a naturalist by designing your own field study. Then see the scientific method in action through an interactive experiment.
Humans in the Landscape – February 21, 2016
Discover how humans have shaped Frederick County’s landscape in this orientation to conservation. We’ll explore the effects of our everyday actions through engaging games, then discuss strategies to minimize our ecological footprint.
Bugging Out – March 20, 2016
What’s the buzz about pollinators? We’ll focus on the interactions between plants and insects through an engaging field study. Then we’ll meet the nature center’s living residents to learn all about insect anatomy and life cycles.