(Grades 4-7, rising)
Learn about the ecology and biology of insects and spend some time collecting and preserving them. Activities include Insect Olympics, a visit to the UT Botanical Gardens, a meeting with scientists who study insects at UT, and an insect play. You’ll end the week with your own personal insect collection (don’t worry Mom and Dad, the insects will be dead!)
Plants! Adventures in Botany
(Grades 7-9, rising)
Learn about the ecology and biology of plants and their importance to everyday life. Activities include creating a plant collection, visiting the UT Botanical Gardens, and the UT Herbarium and Greenhouse, and meeting with scientists that study plant ecology at the University. The week ends with your own plant collection which helps you identify plants around your home.