Monday, February 8, 2010

Abbott's Mill Nature Center Homeschool Programs


Animals in Winter
Friday, February 12 - 1:30-3:30 pm
Member/Non-Member: $5/$7
Course #: W10-140-AM

Learn about different animals to Delaware and their strategies for winter survival. Investigate which animals hibernate, which stay awake and which migrate south. See and touch live animals, taxidermy and enjoy a story.

Maple Sugaring
Friday, February 26 - 1:30-3:30 pm
Member/Non-Member: $5/$7
Course #: W10-141-AM

Learn to identify maples trees and the function of roots, branches, and leaves. Discover the history of maple sugaring, tap a tree, and observe the changes in pale sap as it is boiled and becomes maple syrup.

Birds in Focus
Friday, March 12 - 1:30-3:30 pm
Member/Non-Member: $5/$7
Course #: W10-142-AM

Explore the unique and varied adaptations of native birds, including body shape, beaks, and feet. Investigate how these adaptations help them survive in their habitats. See mounted specimens and study the diversity of species in the Delmarva region. Use binoculars on a guided bird survey through different habitats. Find out how birds are affected by seasonal changes.

Weighing at the Mill

Friday, March 26 - 1:30-3:30 pm
Member/Non-Member: $5/$7
Course #: W10-143-AM

Discover how corn and wheat are transformed into food products inside historic Abbott's Mill. Conduct experiments while weighing corn, wheat and wood at various stages in the milling process. Arrange items in serial order based upon your research.

It all Starts with Soil
Friday, April 16 - 1:30-3:30 pm
Member/Non-Member: $5/$7
Course #: W10-144-AM

Discover soil and how it influences plants, animals and people. Conduct scientific experiments to identify the three basic components of soils and compare soil types from forest, meadow, and swamp. Observe soil layers with augers and test pH to distinguish humus, sand and clay.

Pond and Stream Study
Friday, April 30- 1:30-3:30 pm
Member/Non-Member: $5/$7
Course #: W10-145-AM

Immerse yourself in pond and stream ecology and get up close with the animals and plants of these aquatic ecosystems. Use dip nets and waders to survey the inhabitants of Abbott's Pond and Johnson's Branch. Discover the life cycles of insects, fish, frogs, and turtles that live in the pond. Examine the unique plants that make their living in the water.

Advance registration for all programs is required.

David Pragoff
School and Group Programs Team Leader
302-239-2334, ext.133

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15411 Abbott's Pond Road
Milford, DE 19963