Saturday, May 16, 2020 9:45 AM to 12:30 PM
(check-in begins at 9:30) 9:45 AM to 12:30 PM
(check-in begins at 9:30) Registration for this program closes at noon on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 or when the program reaches maximum capacity.
Come experience the fun and exciting world of bugs! During your visit, all scouts will embark on their “Outdoor STEM Journey – Think like a Citizen Scientist”. Brownies will complete 4 steps towards their Bug Badge. This workshop is full of scientific fun and, as part of your program, you will also explore the Collins Family My Big Backyard gallery.
Program will consist of 4 rotations of 30 minutes each.
a. Introduction to living and non-living things and scouts will learn what body parts make up an insect.
a. Scouts will learn the difference between an insect and an arachnid. They will hold and inspect various varieties of both. At end of lab, the scouts will make their own spider from clothes pins, chenille stems and googly eyes and take these home with them.
Collins Family My Big Backyard Gallery:
a. Scouts will have the opportunity to match the life cycle of various insects and explore other interactive exhibits of the gallery.
All groups will finish in the museum Store where they can purchase items from their visit as well as additional Tellus patches (if available in stock).
Talk to a bug specialist.
ACTIVITY: Watch a museum live demo and turn a scout into a bug.
Learn the difference between an insect and an arachnid.
ACTIVITY: Make a clothespin spider.
Explore a bug home.
ACTIVITY: Explore the life of a honey bee and take on the roles of a drone, work and queen bee.
Visit a museum with a bug collection.
ACTIVITY: Rotate throughout the museum with a bug expert and look at a preserved collection of insects and arachnids.