Afterschool at Joppa: Design Squad!

Kids ages 6-8 will investigate naturally occuring patterns and structures that a

In this week's program, kids will learn about naturally-occurring patterns and talk about some of nature's best designers and architects!  Kids will learn about how bees achieve the perfect hexagons found in their honey combs, how much structural design goes into a beaver dam and how animals and other creatures use naturally occurring patterns found throughout our natural environment. Our afternoon starts off with self-guided activities, challenges, or puzzles that lead us to our topic for the day.

As a group, we'll observe, investigate, and compare wildlife, their adaptations, and the changes that they undergo in autumn. Participants may play the role of entomologist, ornithologist, astronomer, or even glaciologist throughout this series. Each experience will leave your young naturalist eager for the next session. 

  • This program is open to children in grades 1 through 4, aged 6-8.
  • Parents are welcome to stay during this program.
  • Please dress for the weather since we will go outside in all but extreme conditions.

If you will be dropping off your child, please complete and submit the health form that accompanies your registration confirmation.

When: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 3:30 - 5pm
Prices: 
Member Children : $11
Non-Member Children: $15
Phone: 
978.462.9998
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