Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Science Activities in the New Year - Science Room News

Hope everyone is having a great break!  We have such a treasure here in our back yard - Briar Bush Nature Center.  They have just announced a series of family events for the new year that you won't want to miss.  I've included a few for you here, but if you want to see their full calender go to the Briar Bush website.

Sunday, January 8, 1-2pm
Tools of the Trade 
(for adults and youth ages 7+)
tools of the trade 
Animals possess all kinds of "tools" that humans have come to duplicate, from pliers and chisels to heat-seeking missiles and airport sniffers. Come peek inside nature's toolbox with Environmental Educator Katie Fisk.

RSVP to 215-887-6603 by January 6 (no walk-ins)

Non-members: $7/adult, $3/youth
Members:  20% discount
Abington residents: 10% discount

2955 Edge Hill Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA

Monday, January 9, 7:30pm
"Join the Conversation"
Space: the Final Frontier with Franklin Institute Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts
Briar Bush is inviting you to a new discussion series called Join the Conversation.  Special guest speakers will guide a topic while attendees increase their knowledge and awareness of timely and important issues.  We have suggested books to pique your interest, but reading is not required.

Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director of the Franklin Institute, leads a lively discussion on the marvels outside our atmosphere. For some background on the controversies and conspiracies within the normally sedate world of astronomy, check out How I Killed Pluto by Mark Brown, A More Perfect Heaven by Dava Sobel, or Bad Astronomy by Philip Plait.

 Non-members: $3
Members: free

(Advance registration recommended, limited seating)

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