The Dragonfly Detectives program is an inquiry-based science program for NC students grades 4-8. As a participant, your child will be doing REAL science by getting involved in a variety of citizen science projects. Students will learn how to make hypotheses, collect data to address their hypotheses, analyze their results, and present their findings to the public.
Participants will learn about aquatic systems, animal migrations, dragonfly identification, careers in science, and other topics while doing a variety of fun, hands-on educational activities in the Garden. A snack and water will also be provided.
Activities will build on each other over the course of this 5-day program. At the end of the 5 days, we will send your child home with a toolkit of gear so he/she can continue his/her investigations.
Drop off your child between 9:30 and 10am for this 2 hour program. Activities last until 12pm and children must be picked up by 12:30.
This program is in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Grant funding for this program limits participation to include only those students between 4th and 8th grades (ages 9-14).
Fee (includes all 5 sessions, snacks, and take-home materials):
Garden Members: $50
Limited to 15 participants, pre-registration is required.