The final Science After Dark program for 2016-2017 was held this evening at the SLO Children’s Museum: “YIKES! Don’t Bug Out: Annual Family Friendly Event”.
The Morro Bay National Estuary Project joined Cal Poly Future Teachers for a fun, family-friendly, hands-on experience with some of the most interesting and diverse arthropods…insects! Attendees learn about insects that live in the watershed and in your own backyard. Saw them up close and personal through microscopes, found out why termites follow certain trails, built an insect, and so much more. This Science After Dark was presented by Cal Poly Liberal Studies Department and faculty member Anne Marie Bergen.
Eight bug stations awaited the young scientists: Build Your Own Bug, Insect Sensors, Camouflage, Arthropods, Make a Colorful/Symmetrical Butterfly, Microscopes, Insect Collections, and Life Cycle/Pollinators.
Photos by Jamie Foster (more).