Saturday Science is Back
September 24, 2010
From September through May, the Blue Ridge Branch offers a Saturday Science program for families. The programs are most appropriate for school age children, but we know that teens and adults are fascinated by the science experiments and the animals brought to the branch by Mad Science, the Kansas City Zoo, Operation Wildlife and other presenters from the metropolitan area. Over the years, we’ve seen artifacts from archeological digs on Missouri farms, heard all about black bears, learned about bubbles and adhesion, sat on a hoverboard, become forensic investigators, and gotten familiar with gorgeous parrots, cockatoos, and owls. In the several years I’ve hosted the program though, I don’t think we’ve ever had…an eagle.
On Saturday, October 9, at 2 p.m. Operation Wildlife will bring a live eagle to the Blue Ridge Branch, and it’s a big deal. The eagle’s wingspan is 7.5 feet wide and her “bate” reach is an additional six feet. I can hardly wait to see this animal!
Operation Wildlife provides outreach education about the animals it rescues and nurses back to health. Their past programs included bats and owls, and the presenters almost mesmerize the families who come with stories about the animals they bring.
Why don’t you come? See an eagle on Saturday, October 9, at 2 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Branch.
Blue Ridge Branch