Saturday, May 9, 2009

Natural History Road Show

Presented by the Wagner Free Institute of Science and a panel of experts specializing in plants, shells, insects, rocks and minerals

Presentation at 1 PM

Road Show from 2 - 4 PM

The talk will be American Sign Language interpreted.

It’s that time of year! Once again expert scientists from the Philadelphia area put on their thinking caps and provide answers to any and all questions you may have regarding your natural history treasures.

Bring your most mysterious plant to Botanist Karen Snetselaar. Ask Entomologist Greg Cowper about the creepiest crawler you can find. Paul Callomon will help you sort your shell collection. Bring your most precious stones to Mineralogist Scott Peters. Find out from Elana Benamy when your favorite fossil was formed.

This program for children ages 6-12 will feature “Getting to Know the Natural World Through Drawing” a presentation that will help participants sharpen both their observation and art skills. Everyone is sure to learn something new about the world around us.

Due to the National Landmark status of the Institute, live animals are prohibited.

Schedule for the Day

12 - 4 PM

Institute is open to the public. Explore the museum collections in the exhibition hall.

12 - 4 PM

Hands-on activities for children ages 6-12.

1 PM

Children's presentation in the Victorian lecture hall/side yard of the Wagner Institute (weather permitting).

2 - 4 PM Experts available to answer questions regarding your natural history treasures in the exhibition hall.













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