Fun Friday Program – Can You Dig It?
Date: July 27th
Cost: $5 per child
This program focuses on dirt! Activities for “Can You Dig It?” feature geology, archaeology and paleontology – in other words soil, rocks and fossils. Children will learn the importance of soil, how it is formed and what it’s made of. They will find out why Long Key is called “Long Key” even though it isn’t part of the Florida Keys. Participants will learn what Florida looked like thousands of years ago and how changing sea levels have shaped the peninsula. They will explore the ancient animals of Florida’s past and compare modern animals from Africa, Asia and South America to their ancient cousins from Florida. They will also learn what an archaeologist does and why some of them might don wet suits and SCUBA gear to dive off the coast of Florida in search of artifacts. A collection of real and replica fossils and geologic specimens will be on display. Games and hands-on activities will help the children learn and apply the concepts.
Fun Friday Programs – General
Fun Friday Programs are aimed at children who are out of school on vacation. We offer several Fun Friday Nature Programs during the summer and at least one during Christmas and Spring Breaks. Each program has a nature and/or science theme and focuses on the Florida connection to the theme. Most activities feature native Florida plants, animals, and ecosystems, as well as Florida’s native peoples.