Local artist Katherine Lampert is back to show us another amazing nature-inspired craft! Learn how to make your own stand-up kaleidoscope in today’s episode of Curious By Nature. Click the thumbnail to check it out and then keep the fun going with the activities below.
Make some plant discoveries with our new Wonder Workbook. We’ve compiled some of our favorite Wonder at Home activities and put them into a printable booklet that you can use at home! Click here to check out this week’s installment all about local plants.
Here are a couple of specimens from our collection. How do you think shells and buttons are related? Take a closer look at this image. In the late 19th century, people started using mussel shells to make buttons. By the early 20th century, the industry averaged between 40,000 and 60,000 tons of shell per year. This harvesting had a devastating impact on native mussel populations and their habitats. That’s one of the reasons why collections are so important. They show us how things have changed over time, and can help us make better decisions in the future.
You can see more of our historic collections, plus snakes and bugs, up close! Join us for our upcoming Curious By Nature LIVE events. You can register your young scientist for Collections Up Close, Backyard Bugs, Sensational Snakes, or all three! All you need to participate is a pencil and some paper. Click here to learn more and register.