Connecticut Audbon Society

 

Science in Nature: Winter Homeschool Series for Teens

1 Tuesday/month (dates below), 1-3 p.m.

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

Join us each 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. Remaining sessions:

Jan 29 – Birds: Closely examine the structure of bones and feathers to unlock the secrets of bird adaptations. Learn about our resident winter birds, how to identify them and where they spend time. Learn how you can be part of a larger study of birds by taking part in Project FeederWatch.

Feb  26 – Mammals: What affects the abundance and distribution of CT mammals? Find out what mammals live in our state and how this has changed over time. How do human activities affect our native mammals. What does the future hold for them?

Mar 26 – Amphibians: Learn about our resident amphibians. What are some of the adaptations of amphibians? What are the threats? Learn how to identify frogs, toads, and salamanders and how to be involved in frog study and conservation through FrogWatch.

Apr 23 – Spring Migrants: Learn about the birds returning to our state and some of the challenges they face en route and upon arrival. Go birding in Earle Park and learn to identify some of our early migrants by sight and sound.

May 21 – Wetland Monitoring: Macro Invertebrates as an Indicator of Ecosystem Health: Sample for invertebrates at the pond and along the stream. Learn how to monitor your local pond or stream for water quality and ecosystem health.

Connecticut Audubon Members $15/class, non-members $20; please register your child(ren) below.

A similar series is offered for ages 5-11; 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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