Homeschoolers and your families, Homeschool Days are reserved especially for you! Take advantage of these exciting opportunities to explore our engaging exhibits and interact with thousands of invertebrates, all without the crowds! Each Homeschool Day incorporates exciting themed activities great for all ages. These include various invertebrate investigations, talks with real scientists, fun crafts, and more!
Wetlands are incredibly important to our environment! They protect our shores from floods, absorb pollutants and improve our the quality of our water. Plus, they’re home to a diverse array of wildlife, including some truly incredible invertebrates.
On January 18, homeschoolers and their families are invited to explore the world of wetland invertebrates with the zoo that knows them best! You’ll chat with real scientists and participate in hands-on activities that facilitate learning and fun.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Craft Stations – Design your own dragonfly and decorate a habitat for them to live in.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Aquatic Invertebrate Activities – Jump into the wild wetlands with these fun, interactive activities that will get you thinking about habitats and ecosystems.
10:30 am – 11:00 am: “Everyone Needs Wetlands” Class – Why are wetlands important? Put on your thinking caps and find out how wetlands help support a wide variety of life, including humans!
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Lunchtime Scientist Chat – Come meet our aquarist and learn more about how scientists study aquatic ecosystems. Don’t forget to bring your questions!
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Marsh Market Food Webs – Get caught in our wetlands food web fun with this hands-on group activity.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: “Walking on Water” Class – Learn why water is essential to life and then do an experiment to find out how water striders manage to walk on water.
Tickets (per person): $5 members, $8 non-members
Check out these other upcoming World Wetlands Day-themed events!
Upcoming Homeschool Day Dates
January 18, 2018
May 31, 2018
October 11, 2018
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