SoFo: Secret Life of a Pond: Adults/Children 4+
Program Presenter: Crystal Oakes, South Fork Natural History Museum Environmental Educator.
In this hands-on program, children will discover the tiny “secrets” that inhabit a pond which help our friends (the turtles, frogs, ducks, and fish) to not just survive but thrive! We will collect pond water then use magnifiers and microscopes to view the secrets that are too small for our unaided eye to see. We’ll discover the strange ways pond “secrets” breathe, catch their food, and hide from danger as we look for spinning balls of algae, dragonfly young, cousins of crabs, bubble-carrying beetles, and, with luck, tadpoles. Please dress to get wet or muddy!
Advance reservations are required. Programs free for SoFo members. Non-members: $15/ adult, $10/child 3-12 years, 2 and under free. Fees include free admission to the museum on the day of the event.
Photo credit: Greg Schechter