Connecticut Audbon Society

 

Science in Nature: Winter Homeschool Series for Ages 5-11

2 Tuesdays/month (dates below), 10:30-12

Center at Glastonbury, 1361 Main Street 06033
(glastonbury@ctaudubon.org / 860-633-8402)

Join us twice a month for hands-on indoor/outdoor classes, exploring topics from weather and climate to animal and plant adaptations. Get involved in citizen science, collecting data and making observations that can add to our knowledge of conservation science. Two groups: ages 5-7 & 8-11.

Remaining sessions (details below):

  Jan 29 – Winter Birds and their Habitats
  Feb 12 & 26 – Winter Mammals
  Mar 12 & 26 – Signs of Spring
  Apr 9 & 23 – Tracking Spring in a Changing Climate: Citizen Science 
  May 7 & 21 – What’s Happening at the Pond?

  • Winter Birds and their Habitats
    • Jan 15 – Identifying winter birds. Who is here? What do they find to eat? How do they survive in the cold? Find out how to encourage birds to visit your yard.
    • Jan 29 – More about birds and their adaptations. Analyze feathers, skulls, nests, eggs. Learn how people impact birds. Learn how to take part in Project FeederWatch.
  • Winter Mammals
    • Feb 12 – Who’s awake outside? Tracking animals in winter and investigating winter habitats.
    • Feb 26 – More about CT mammals and how they survive the winter. Learn about the adaptations of mammals to life in winter.
  • Signs of Spring
    • Mar 12 – What are the plants doing now that it is warmer? What kind of changes are going on? Learn about leaf and flower buds and how to identify winter trees. Look for signs of other plants coming up? How did the plants survive the winter?
    • Mar 26 – Amphibians: What do frogs, toads and salamanders do in the winter? What are they doing now. Learn about how to locate and identify these creatures and how you can be involved in FrogWatch.
  • Tracking Spring in a Changing Climate
    • Apr 9 – Spring moves north at a steady pace and you can observe these changes in many ways. Learn how to be involved in Project Budburst, collecting data on the progress of spring from year to year.
    • Apr 23 – Here come the birds! Learn about bird migration Why do birds migrate? Why and when do they return north? How do they navigate? What effects do humans have on migrating birds?
  • Aquatic Habitats come to Life:
    • May 14 – What’s happening at the pond? Now that the pond is warming, the pond creatures are becoming more active. Investigate the aquatic insects and other creatures that live at the pond.
    • May 28 – More wetland investigations. What other wetlands do we have at Earle Park? What animals and plants live in them? Why are wetlands important habitats?

Connecticut Audubon Members $15/class, non-members $20; please register your child(ren) below.
*If your family has more than 2 children interested in the program you can receive a discounted rate.  Please call our office at 860-633-8402 to register*

A similar series is offered for teens; click here for details and to register.

For more information, contact Catie Resor at cresor@ctaudubon.org or 860-633-8402 ext 204.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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