Classes are between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and are limited to 16 children. Class registration is through this form. Please print, scan, and email your application at least a week in advance to Lauren Kemper at [email protected]. If you fill out your application online, please use either Safari or Firefox, as otherwise your information will not be sent.
A few things to remember: a small snack is provided, but you are welcome to bring snacks for your children. Since it’s possible that children will get wet, please bring extra dry clothing. We do not charge for these classes, but please feel free to donate as the supplies cost money. These classes are suitable for children grades P-2. Each family must have at least one adult/guardian that is present and responsible for their children.
Each class will provide an opportunity to see and touch live specimens.
What does a clam, a moon snail, a squid and an octopus all have in common? They are all mollusks! The phylum Mollusca includes bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods. Students will learn the basics of classification, and how we classify these diverse creatures, both by what they have in common and by their differences. Special attention will be given to the most intelligent mollusk of all—the octopus.