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Homeschool Day: Environmental Science

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From wildlife to water, you’ll learn all about environmental sciences at our second-to-last Homeschool Day of the school year! Get ready for Earth Day by studying the food chain, learning to identify local wildlife and experimenting with water.

11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm

Join local beekeepers Diane Schoenert and Stephen Williams of WJS Farms to hear about how they use their apiary to create bee products and how the bees pollinate their land.


Hunger Games: An Interactive Food Web Demo - 11am, Noon, 1:30pm, 2:30pm

Be part of the life cycle during this interactive food web demonstration. Learn about your role in a healthy ecosystem, and see how energy is transferred from the sun to all living creatures.

Texas Wildlife Association Discovery Trunks - 11am-2pm


Examine bat skeletons and skull replicas to learn about the similarities between bats and humans. Try out your echolocation skills during a fun, interactive game where you rely on your own hearing to locate food.

Wildlife Investigations

Become a Texas Wildlife CSI investigator! Identify various animal and bird species by examining their skulls. Study the skulls to see if you can determine what the animal might eat, and how they may use sight and smell to survive.


(Don’t forget to register in advance by emailing fieldtrips@sciencemill.org!)

Water Cycle Bracelets (K-2nd grades, 10:30-11:15, $5)

Follow the journey of a water droplet through the water cycle, and create your own water cycle bracelet to take home.

What’s in the Water? Project WILD activity (3rd-5th grades, 11:30-12:30, $6)

Using the backdrop of a hypothetical town creek, explore the causes of non-point source pollution. Through this field investigation simulation, determine what part of the creek your water sample was taken from based on What’s in the Water.

Got Water? 2.0 (6th-8th grades, 1:00-2:15, $6)

In this extension of our Got Water? chemistry lab, compare a natural creek to a controlled aquaponic system. Collect data and see how a controlled environment measures up to a natural one.

Museum hours are 10am - 4pm. Admission includes all Science Mill exhibits, a 3D movie and the unique offerings listed above. Cost is $6 per student (includes one free educator).

Learning Labs are offered for an additional cost of $4 - $6 per student. Due to the popularity of Learning Labs, reservations are strongly encouraged. Space is limited! Email fieldtrips@sciencemill.org to reserve your child's spot.

The on-site Lady Bird Lane Cafe will be open, and we also have plenty of outdoor seating for picnics.

Find more info about Homeschool Days here and join our email list for the latest event news: http://www.sciencemill.org/homeschool-days/

Feel free to invite friends!


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