For the Birds | Owl Prowl | Start your Own Insect Collection | Bee and Butterfly Watching | Fishes of SD's Lakes and Streams | Exploring Biodiversity in our Urban Forest | Hanging out with Bats | The Chemistry Series
Nomadic Computing | Science of Candy | Night Critters and Spooky Stuff | Solve the Case | Wonder of Dinosaurs | Build your own Telescope
Thresh and Bake- From the
fields to the table | Hands-on
Geometry with Triangles and Rectangles | Bee
and Butterfly Watching | Getting
to know dinosaurs | Hanging out
with Bats | Owl Prowl |The DNA
Series | The
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Thresh and Bake- From the fields to the table- Saturday, July 21; 1-3 pm. For Family and Friends of any age. Hosts: Drs. Fedora Sutton and Larry Browning. $5 per person.
Come thresh the wheat, grind the seeds, knead the dough, and bake the bread. Discuss the impact of grain on the world's civilizations while the bread bakes. ^ Back to top
Hands-on Geometry with Triangles and Rectangles- Fri, July 20, 2:00-3:00 PM. For ages 12 and up who haven't taken Geometry. Host: Dr. John Massman. $5 per person.
A hands-on lesson with right triangles, squares, and rectangles. We'll investigate the areas of these figures, find formulae for their areas, and then discover a very famous formula relating the lengths of the sides of a right triangle. ^ Back to top
Bee and Butterfly Watching- Fri, August 10; 10 am-1:30 pm. For Family and Friends of all ages. Host: Dr. Paul Johnson. $5 per person.
Come for a walk around McCrory Gardens, seeking and observing different species of butterflies and bees. Discussion will include the role of insects as pollinators as well as their importance in our gardens and ecosystems. ^ Back to top
Getting to Know Dinosaurs- Friday, July 28; 1:30-3:00 pm. For ages 8 and up. Host: Dr. Jerry Krueger. $5 per person.
A presentation about what dinosaurs are, when they lived, what they looked like, and how we know about them. Brush up on your basic dino literacy- lots of questions and answers and a couple of hands on demonstrations with fossil replicas and other dino-related material. ^ Back to top
Hanging out with Bats- Friday, August 3; 8-10 pm (Almost full!) For Family and Friends ages 8 and up. Host: Dr. Scott Pedersen. $5 per person.
After learning about bat biology with slides and other info, we will go out chasing bats around one of the town parks. You'll receive some interesting fact-sheets about bats and go home with a new appreciation of these aerial mammals. ^ Back to top
Owl Prowl- Fri, July 27, 8-10 pm. Family and Friends of all ages. Host: Dr. Amy Lewis. $5 per person.
Come explore the world of these whisper-quiet raptors of the night. Whether with long or short ears, barred or great horned, these raptors are truly special. We will have a short presentation and an owl pellet dissection and then we will look for owls in a local park. ^ Back to top
These three programs will allow you to practice exciting hands on activities about DNA. Make a mess, see DNA up close, and even build your own DNA molecule! All of these courses are scheduled one after another so come in for a fun filled afternoon! Sign up for one session or two sessions, or sign up for all three sessions at the price of two!
Strawberry DNA; $5 per person
Family & Friends: Participants will smush strawberries and, within the goo, find the material responsible for making a strawberry a strawberry: DNA!
Fri. July 20 6-8pm
DNA Watch; $5.00 per person
Participants will look at DNA up close! Come see what really makes up every living thing on this planet! If you participate in Strawberry Guts we're going to analyze your DNA and PROVE it's really DNA!
Tasty DNA; $5.00 per person
For this section of the DNA series you get to build your very own DNA model! Use gummi bears and other candy to create your very own molecule! When we finish feel free to devour your DNA!
These three programs will allow you to practice exciting hands-on chemistry (with safe chemicals!) that will illustrate common concepts and provide basic chemical explanations. Sign up for one or two sessions, or sign up for all three at the price of two!
Learn about local birds and their songs, then head on a walk to see how many of them we can find. We'll finish with a craft to take home for your newfound neighbors. ^ Back to top
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