Science Adventures in Nature is kicking off a whole new year! This three week series offers hands-on experiences in nature to supplement your science curriculum. Every Tuesday, we’ll meet up for a three hour program packed with experiments, activities, and outdoor exploration. Rain, snow, or sunshine – we will happily go outside! $30 members; $45 public. Pre-registration is required and all three sessions are included in this price. This program is for children ages 5-13. Themes for each week are listed below!
Sounds of Winter
January 12, 2021 from 1-4pm
Is it quieter outside in the winter? This week we’ll explore the preserve in search of sounds commonly heard during the season. We’ll do some experiments testing how far sound can travel and play games that rely on our hearing skills.
January 19, 2021 from 1-4pm
Is snow a solid, a liquid, or a gas? This week we’ll dive deeper into the phases of matter and explore the preserve looking for the different forms of water. We’ll do some experiments with snow, melting and freezing water, and play active games to learn about these processes found in nature.
January 26, 2021 from 1-4pm
What do the trees do in winter? In our final week of the series, we will learn about how trees survive the cold and ice. We’ll compare tree temperatures, experiment with sap, and play games to learn about different types of trees.
More details: This program is planned to be entirely outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Lessons are suited for ages 5-13. Students must pre-register for the entire series. Adults are encouraged, but not required to join the group, and must stay on-site during the program. Bring a water bottle and a small snack. At Baltimore Woods Nature Center, the health and safety of our staff and visitors is of utmost importance. All in-person programming will follow best practices for keeping our participants safe, including health screenings, physical distancing and wearing facial coverings.