Description: With a few simple tools like nets and pipettes, you can learn a lot about a pond habitat. Students will collect aquatic macroinvertebrates and attempt to identify them as well as learn what they tell us about the water quality and food web of Westwood Lake.
Older students will also assess water quality using different chemical analyses.
The day will end by viewing Westwood's collections using a special camera on the big screen inside.
Target age range: for ages 5–12 years
Cost per child/student: $7 ($5/St Louis Park resident)
Cost per adult/educator: free
Registration: Register for Activity #115308 via westwoodhillsnaturecenter.org/stlouispark/home-school-programs/
Sibling policy: Non-enrolled siblings (younger or older) may accompany their parents but may not participate in the program. Parents are asked to use their best judgement as to whether or not their non-participating children will be disruptive to the program.
Parent/guardian/educator Policy: Children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.
For more information, contact Greg Feinberg, Naturalist at 952-924-2621 or gfeinberg(at)stlouisparks.org