Conduct ecological experiments in our living laboratory, investigate amazing adaptations, and reinforce scientific concepts by creating art! Under the guidance of an amazing educator, artist, and biologist, students will explore the adaptations plants and animals use to flourish in the fall. Potential investigations include examining the different strategies butterflies and other insects use to avoid predation, exploring aquatic ecosystems, focusing on amphibian biology in our vernal pool and stream ecology, and investigating how plants and animals prepare for winter. Topics that we investigate will vary and will incorporate the interests of students enrolled in the program.
Because strong links exist between creativity, brain function, and learning, concepts from each class will be reinforced and expanded on by creating art. All concepts in this session will be rooted in project based and experiential learning and also focus on better understanding and increasing confidence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects.