Science Saturdays

Drop in every Saturday between 2-4 pm, and together, we’ll explore different aspects of our environment during fun and interactive sessions in our water lab.

Macroinvertebrates: A River Continuum (April – June 2017)

Macroinvertebrates are organisms that are big enough for you to see with the bare eye, but without backbones. These freshwater creatures are indicators of river health. In our water lab, sample river water and learn what part of the river macroinvertebrates reside – source (beginning), course (middle), or mouth (end) – based on their unique characteristics.

You may find more “shredders” like caddis flies at the source, more “grazers” like snails at the course, and more “collectors” like mussels at the mouth.

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Upcoming Events

  1. 2018 Walk for Water (5K Run/Walk)

    March 24 @ 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  2. The Historic Fairmount Water Works: Inside & Out

    April 22 @ 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  3. A Walk Along the Parkway Tour

    April 26 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  4. A Walk Along the Parkway

    May 3 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  5. The Historic Fairmount Water Works: Inside & Out

    May 13 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM