Calling all nature detectives! Our world would be one big garbage patch if it weren't for nature's F.B.I. These key players that sustain all life on the planet are known as Fungus, Bacteria, and Invertebrates. Lucky for us, whenever something dies, nature's F.B.I. is on the scene, breaking down organic materials and turning them back into soil. You will investigate the dirty, but crucial, job of nature's F.B.I. by turning over rotting logs, churning up the compost pile, and using a microscope to unveil the millions of bacteria and other microorganisms that exist in just one cup of soil. You'll never look at your food the same once you figure out how dirt made your lunch. “Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little she achieves her work.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Prerequisite – Kids must have completed Kindergarten to attend this class.
What To Bring:
Their own clean masks or face coverings labeled with their names, and a backpack that they can carry themselves filled with:
- Their own snacks, lunch, and filled reusable water bottles.
- A hat, warm layer, change of clothes, extra socks, sunscreen, and rain jacket.
- Optional closed-toed water shoes (Keens or similar). Toys and electronics are to be left at home.
Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toed sandals! Optional- closed-toed shoes/sandles for water exploration.
How To Get There:
Please walk, bike, bus, or carpool to ACES at Hallam Lake whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet.
BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: Fill out a Bike Board Card and add a sticker every time you come to Hallam Lake in something other than your own car. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including local gift certificates, bike accessories, and more.
PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Hallam Lake visitors only. Please park efficiently. Drop-off overflow parking for Hallam Lake programs is available in the West End (2 hour free parking) with an easy walk down the stairs to the center. We are an IDLE FREE community.
Topics:Wildlife, Science and Hiking
Grades:1st and 2nd
- Spots available: 0. There are currently no spots available, please add the class to your cart to join the waitlist.