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Be a Hummingbird: Biology & Ecology
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.
|10 am – |
|Games & Introductions|
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 – |
|Offline||>>> Lunch Break|
|1 pm – 2 pm||Fun hands-on introduction to Animal Habitats & Food Webs|
|2 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?