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Junior Scientist Workshop: What do Plants Have to Say? - Morning Session

Saturday, February 13, 2021

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.

We know plants can’t talk, but how do they make their needs known? Although they may be quiet, plants still have plenty to say. Learn to interpret the unique signals that plants send, from “Stay away!” to “Help me move!” Explore plant chemical defenses, as well as plant and animal interactions. Examine Valentine’s Day flowers and fruits to discover all the ways that plants communicate with friend and foe. Enjoy a guided taste test of chocolate, peppers and other botanicals to find out just how good plants are at saying what they need to say.

You’ll meet Academy scientist Tatyana Livshultz, PhD, associate curator of botany. Tanya loves plants and they make her appreciate even more that humans have consciousness and mobility. Her favorite ice cream is perfectly botanical: banana chocolate.

$45 Per Child/$60 Per Family ($40 Member Child/$55 Member Family) per workshop

Early Bird Discount! Save $10 when you register by January 31.

Space is limited; register here.

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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Location

This is an online event. It will be hosted on Zoom.

Audience

  • Everyone