Super Saturdays programs are scheduled for the following dates:
June 10: Magnificent Mollusks
Classes are between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and are limited to 16 children.
Please download, print, scan, and email your application at least a week in advance to Lauren Kemper at Lauren.Kemper@wwu.edu. If you fill out your application online, please use either Safari or Firefox, as otherwise your information will not be sent.
A few things to remember: a small snack is provided, but you are welcome to bring snacks for your children. Since it’s possible that children will get wet, please bring extra dry clothing. We do not charge for these classes, but please feel free to donate as the supplies cost money. These classes are suitable for children grades P-2. Each family must have at least one adult/guardian that is present and responsible for their children.
Each class will provide an opportunity to see and touch live specimens.
What makes an animal an Echinoderm? What is an Echinoderm? Children will discover the features common to all echinoderms, as well as what makes each type unique. The students will be able to use props to learn identifying characteristics of sea stars, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers.
What does a clam, a moon snail, a squid and an octopus all have in common? They are all mollusks! The phylum Mollusca includes bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods. Students will learn the basics of classification, and how we classify these diverse creatures, both by what they have in common and by their differences. Special attention will be given to the most intelligent mollusk of all—the octopus.