Tag: Nature & Environment

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Homeschool Workshop: Common Pests

Common Pests – Monday, December 2 This week we look at insects that are considered pests due to the fact that they cause harm or damage to other organisms or property. We investigate disease vectors, as well as critters that infest our homes. BUG SCIENCE Mondays 11:00am-12:15pm Ages 8-10 Explore…

Homeschool Workshop: Soil Habitats

Soil Habitats – Tuesday, December 3 This week we study the foundation of most environments by studying different types of soils and rocks, determining the composition of soils and what lives in them, as well as conduct an experiment to compare the water retention abilities of different soil types. ECOLOGY…

Homeschool Workshop: Soils and Rocks

Soils and Rocks – Thursday, December 5 This week we study the different types of soils and rocks found in our backyard. We investigate soil as a habitat, and compare the absorbency of different soils, and discuss why it matters. NATURE SCIENCE LABS Thursdays 9:30am-10:45am Ages 6-8 Students…

Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk at Piedmont Park

Leader: Jason Ward Cell contact morning of walk: 404.759.7770 Birding Focus: We'll be looking for permanent residents. All levels are welcome. Excellent for beginning birders or those desiring gentle terrain. The walk lasts between 3 to 4 hours and covers approximately 3.5 miles. There are restrooms…

Homeschool Workshop: Insects Around the World

Insects Around the World – Monday, December 9 Insects are found on every continent, but the species vary depending on habitat and climate. In this lab, we investigate insects around the world, including huge bugs found in Australia to the tiny insect of Antarctica. BUG SCIENCE Mondays 11:00am-12:15pm Ages…

Homeschool Workshop: Ecosystems and Biomes

Ecosystems and Biomes – Tuesday, December 10 Students review characteristics of ecosystems and biomes throughout the world. We distinguish between weather and climate, and investigate how ecosystems are connected and influence each other. ECOLOGY LABS Tuesdays 9:30am-11:00am Ages 11-14 Throughout…

Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk at Reynolds Nature Preserve

Leader: Anne McCallum Cell contact morning of the walk: 678.642.7148 Birding Focus: We will look for resident birds such as woodpeckers (including Pileated Woodpeckers), warblers, thrushes and Barred Owls. The trail is wide and flat and is less than two miles round trip. It passes through mature…

Homeschool Workshop: Weather and Climate

Weather and Climate – Thursday, December 12 Students investigate the difference between weather and climate through experiments using familiar household items, and analyzing the data from their research. NATURE SCIENCE LABS Thursdays 9:30am-10:45am Ages 6-8 Students explore the world around…

Atlanta Audubon Society Bird Walk at Lullwater Preserve (Emory University)

Leaders: Gus Kaufman and Jamie Vidich Cell contacts morning of the walk: 404.483.7457 (Gus); 843.605.2959 (Jamie) Birding Focus: We will look for seasonal migrants and resident species. Lullwater Preserve sits on 150 acres in the heart of Emory University’s campus. Candler Lake, at the center…

Guided Bird Walk @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens

In addition to the dozens of bird species residing on the property year-round, Smith-Gilbert Gardens lies on a major flyway for migratory birds. Each spring and again in fall, more than 100 bird species pass through and over the property on their journey between summer breeding territory up north and…