Nature Science with Hollie!
Wednesdays at 4pm (EST) • July 8, 15, 22 & 29
Who Should Attend?
Parents with children • Teachers & Students
Camp instructors • Nature enthusiasts
Don’t Miss These Fun Nature Science Activities!
What do worms, seeds, animals and fossils have in common? They are all included in Nature Science with Hollie, our 4-part Weebinar Series starting soon! We invite young children and grownups who care for and educate them to join Hollie as she introduces a new topic each week with a science story and hands-on nature science activities. Most appropriate for ages 3-8.
Come Prepared: We’ll be doing the actual activities during the sessions. See below for materials needed for each session. Each participant may need their own set of materials for the activities.
Certificate of Attendance: You will receive a certificate of attendance for 2 hours when you complete all 4 sessions.
July 15: Fruits & Seeds
See what’s happening inside interesting fruits and seeds!
Activity: Fruit Prints
Materials: Fruits and veggies cut in half (options are plastic fruits or sponges cut into fruit shapes), dried beans or seeds (small buttons or beads are an option), paint (option is food coloring), glue (glue stick or liquid glue) and paper
July 22: Animal Adaptations
Take a close look at a live animal and talk about neat features that help it to survive.
Activity: Bird Beak Game
Materials: 10-20 beads, beans, buttons, or stones (around the same size and shape), 10-20 pieces of string or twine cut into approximately 2-inch lengths, kitchen utensils (such as forks, spoons, chopsticks, spatula, etc.)
July 29: Fossils & Dinosaurs
See real fossils up close and learn how bones and footprints become fossils.
Activity: Make a Trace Fossil
Materials: A dish or tray with flour (options are salt or sand) - just enough to cover the bottom, animal toys or action figures (bonus points if it’s a dinosaur), leaves, flowers or tree bark (can be real or artificial)
Nature Science WEEbinars are presented by Hollie Barattolo.
Hollie is certified K-8 teacher who has been educating in the informal education field since 2005. She has developed and implemented countless exciting STEAM programs for families, classrooms, and teachers focused on the natural world, the scientific process, and ancient life. Her professional passions are inquiry, whole family learning, experiential learning starting in early childhood, and the intersection of literacy and science instruction. She has recently developed a community-based program that encourages families to use dramatic play to learn science, increase literacy skills, and have fun together for which she received the Drexel University Presidential Award for Civic Engagement. She is most proud of her work on a popular science storytelling program for preschool families and classrooms that combines a book club format with engaging programs, innovative curriculum, and a hysterical puppet storyteller.
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