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Science through Nature: The "Ologies" Series

What’s Happening?
Science through Nature (previously Homeschool Science) is an educational program for students who want to explore the sciences through nature-based, hands-on activities.

What does it mean to be a scientist? Each month, students will discover how to be just like a scientist by learning about the natural world! This exciting program is designed to supplement remote learning or home school education through observation, exploration, and investigation, partnered with fun, interactive hands-on activities and a naturalist-guided hike!

This year, students will learn about the “Ologies” or “the study of.” Each session will focus on a different “Ology” and how it can be applied to the diverse ecosystem of plant and animal life within the Forest.

Science through Nature - the "Ologies" series is offered monthly from Sept 2020 through May 2021 and is recommended for students 2nd through 4th grade.
Session topics include:
•Ecology (Sept. 14, 2020)
•Dendrology (Oct. 5, 2020)
•Herpetology (Nov. 2, 2020)
•Ornithology (Dec. 14, 2020)
•Mammology (Jan. 11, 2021)
•Meteorology (Feb. 8, 2021)
•Ichthyology (Mar. 8, 2021)
•Herbology (Apr. 12, 2021)
•Entomology (May 10, 2021)

All sessions will be held at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Maximum of 15 students per session. Pre-registration required.

This program is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Pricing is per student, per session. Members must sign in to receive discount.

Go to our website (link below) and click on the "Science through Nature" button for specific dates, topics and registration links:
About The Organization
Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation. This federally designated 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity is a National Natural Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Fontenelle Forest owns and manages two nature centers: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha. The properties encompass over 2,100 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River in the geographically significant Loess Hills. The mission of Fontenelle Forest is to provide a place where people can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature. We want to inspire current and future generations to care for the natural world.
When & Where?
Monday, May 10, 2021 9:30am - 11:30am
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
1111 N Bellevue Boulevard
Bellevue, NE

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