Nature Works Programs at Science City

Due to the pandemic, we are not booking any group discovery areas. Limited Capacity, No Late Entry, etc.

Animal Science Up Close

Observe a diverse group of animals, compare and contrast their physical characteristics, behaviors, and habits. Explore the animal kingdom and meet interesting creatures that call the Nature Works home.

Youth groups participate in facilitated and grade-level specific programs that extend and reinforce science principles. Discovery Areas provide in-depth learning in a structured environment.

 

What’s Included

Nature Works Programs

Design an Animal

An Animal’s Armor

Making Sense of the Night

Reptile or Amphibian?

Design an Animal

It is the year 3,000, and it is now possible for humans to genetically engineer or create planets and animals to live on that planet. You are a scientist working on the animals and it is your job to create an animal that will be perfectly suited to its environment on this new planet.

An Animal’s Armor

Working in groups and using the scientific methods of creating and testing a hypothesis, experimentation to draw conclusions and then refine the hypothesis, students will build their own exoskeletons that stand up to the group challenge. Students will discover there is more to an insect’s exoskeleton than providing protection. Plus, we will have a few of our Nature Works insect and animal ambassadors on hand for up-close observation!

Making Sense of the Night

When the sun goes down, and night takes over, a whole new world wakes up, including nocturnal animals who are an important part of their ecosystem! Spending time at different stations experiencing an animal’s sense of smell, hearing and various visual adaptations, students will discover how these animals survive in this dark environment. Students will meet and touch some of our Nature Works ambassadors who prefer a darker world. Students will then create a traveling ecosystem using pill bugs that will travel home with them!

Reptile or Amphibian?

They may look similar, but there are many differences between reptiles and amphibians. Which ones are slimy? Which ones are scaly? Which can have 4, 2 or no legs? Which lay eggs? Students will learn through observation of live Nature Works ambassadors, and a few hands-on experiments, which animal falls into what category. They will discover that both have some of the same adaptations, but the differences are many and important to the survival of each.

For Groups

We designed this program as a group booking and requires a minimum of 15 participants.

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