The Night Garden! What’s going on out there?
We will investigate the mysteries of being outdoors and in the garden after dark. Why are we sometimes so frightened of the dark night? But…It is a much busier place than you would expect. There is so much creepy, crawly, jumping activity going on. Why are these crawlies so attracted to white moonflowers? We will explore the kinds of animals awake at night and how they hunt for their food. Ever wonder why fireflies (lightning bugs) glow only at night? We will investigate why fireflies glow at night and then do our own firefly lighting experiment.
The STEM oriented program will also include photos and a living specimen of some night flowers that love that moonlight. Our night loving insects really appreciate those moonflowers. Let’s find out even more about them. We will conclude with some shoe tapping night time songs and an interactive game to reinforce the information learned. As always, the participants will go home with a fun bag of paper/pencil activities and information.
Rising kindergarten to rising third grade
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