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Junior Scientist Virtual Workshop: Do Birds Say Brrrrr?

Saturday, December 12, 2020

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Join us for a virtual workshop with hands on activities designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies.

The days are getting colder and winter is upon us, so why are there still birds flying (and swimming!) outside? How can birds handle the cold weather, the icy water and the changing landscapes? Discover how avian adaptations allow our fine feathered friends to survive in the harshest environments. Try out a few hands-on adaptation activities at home to see how you would measure up if you were a bird.

You’ll meet Academy scientist Jason Weckstein, PhD, associate curator of birds and professor in the Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science Department at Drexel University. Jason’s favorite bird is the harpy eagle, and his secret skill is imitating owl calls, especially the Eastern screech owl.

Recommended for ages 8 to 11 (younger children are welcome to join with parental assistance)

$55 child/$70 two or more children ($50 member child/$65 for two or more member children) per workshop
Space is limited

Register by December 1 and save $10.

Click here to register!

About our new Junior Scientist Workshop Series

Are you naturally curious about the world around you? Do you dream of digging up dinos, walking with penguins or diving with sharks? Are your pockets filled with rocks, shells and bugs?

If you answered yes to any of these, then you are a Junior Scientist!

Zoom on in for exclusive lessons taught by the Academy’s awesome scientists and savvy educators. Meet other kids who share your passion for science and natural history. Check out rare specimens and learn more about your favorite topics or discover something brand-new. Workshop themes change every month and feature natural science lessons led by real scientists. Get exclusive access to the Academy’s world-renowned research and collections, further enhanced by educator-led projects.

As this workshop is delivered virtually, hands-on activities are designed to be done at home with easy-to-find supplies. Zoom link and supply list will be emailed prior to the event. Space is limited to ensure a quality experience for every participant.

We can’t wait to meet the next generation of scientists!

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