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Be a Hummingbird: Biology & Ecology

$80 CAD
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February 10, 2021 @ 9:45 am 3:00 pm EST

In this one-day workshop, we’ll be learning about the inspirational Kenyan ecologist, Wangari Maathai, & her work in the Greenbelt movement.
We’ll end the day dissecting a virtual or real owl pellet, identifying bones & observing what owls eat. It’s a great introduction to food webs, & animal habitats, the science of ecology & our connection to nature and the world around us.

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10 am –
12 pm
Games & Introductions

5,4,3,2,1…
Grounding 
Coping skills for kids and scientists. We will be learning how to ground ourselves and observe. Grounding is a great skill for any scientist to use. By bringing your attention to your surroundings through your senses, you take a moment to intentionally notice what you see. 

Be a Hummingbird
Listen to the story “Be a Humming Bird” read by Wangari Maathai

Kids will be learning about the Greenbelt Movement & how the smallest change can make a big impact.
12 pm –
1 pm
Offline >>> Lunch Break
1 pm – 2 pmFun hands-on introduction to Animal Habitats & Food Webs

2 pm –
3 pm
Dissect an Owl Pellet
Dissect a virtual owl pellet together or purchase a Barn owl and Great Horned Owl. See what an owl eats. Is this a clue to where it lives?
Enhance your experience with an owl pellet kit!