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Teach kids through dissection at Walking Mountains Science Center

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Bring hands-on, investigatory learning to your children through dissection.

Join Walking Mountains Science Center on Saturday, March 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. to interact with organisms in a new and dynamic way. While conducting two different dissections, participants will develop their observation and comparison skills by noting the differences and similarities between vertebrates and invertebrates.

Ecology, Evolution lessons

First by conducting and recording exterior observations, then by dissecting and identifying internal components, students will see first-hand the complexity of life. Families have the opportunity to discover the structures and processes that make organisms unique during an afternoon of investigative dissection. Target ages are second through fifth grades. This is not a drop-off program. Guardian participation is required.

In dissecting an animal, students see, touch and explore the various organs in the body.

In addition to learning about themselves, students can learn about ecology and evolution through dissection. Certain body structures and adaptations can be seen in the animal that illustrates how they evolved over time and how they fill particular niches in the ecosystems they belong to.

IF YOU GO …

What: Dissection Investigation with Walking Mountains Science Center, for children in second through fifth grades.

When: Saturday, March 10, 2-4 p.m.

Where: Walking Mountains Science Center, Avon.

Cost: $10 per child, registration required; This is not a drop-off program — guardian participation is required.

More information: Contact Kaitlyn Merriman, community programs coordinator, at kaitlynm@walkingmountains.org with any questions.