REPTILE ADVENTURE amphibians; explaining what makes a reptile a LIVE REPTILES! reptile and how different reptiles live in their native This program is an overview of reptiles and Toddler & Preschool MAD SCIENCE WORKSHOPS Youth Activities ecosystems. We have a variety of animals from all over the globe and from many habitats. Topics include what the animals eat, how they find their food, how they avoid predators, and what related animals can be found in New York. NEW! We have a variety of wonderful programs for our youngest learners! Let’s engage their natural curiosity and enhance their fine and gross motor skills. They will love these stimulating and fun programs and so will you! These programs are kid approved!! We are thrilled to partner with Mad Science of the Capital District to offer the following outstanding and unique science programs! All programs are curriculum correlated and meet S.T.E.M. objectives. Professional equipment and materials are used. All supplies are included. For added fun, the children will perform experiments, participate in demonstrations, and have a take home item at the end of the program! Three-year olds must be potty-trained or accompanied by a parent. Parents are welcome to stay with their child — we encourage it! Reptile Adventure, based in NY’s Capital Region, is an educational organization that brings live animals to venues. They are extremely hands-on, allowing participants to touch; and even, hold most of their animals. Children will learn about 8 different reptiles. Educators strive to bring a cheerful and positive approach to educating with reptiles; to do so without hype, tall tales, or attempts to frighten the audience — just friendly animals, stranger-than-fiction facts, and they are sensitive, knowledgeable educators. Educator Jessica Shea, Reptile Adventure, will lead the program. It’s fascinating hands-on, interactive reptile education that’s too amazing to miss! FOR .........Grades Pre-K-6 (for the 2018-2019 school year) WHEN .................................................August 2 (Thursday) TIME ...............................................................1:00-2:00 pm WHERE ...................Gurney Lane Recreation Area Pavilion FEE ..................................Resident $15; Non-Resident $25 CLASS SIZE .............................. Minimum 12; Maximum 25 1) SEA, SAND & SURF All Mad Science educators hold Bachelor’s Degrees in STEM. Children will explore the science of the sea when they learn about what sand is made from, how shells are used by animals for protection, and what animals live in the ocean. They will make their very own ocean bottle to take home! Surf’s up! FOR .......................................................................Ages 3-6 WHEN ...........................................................July 6 (Friday) TIME ............................................................. 9:00-10:00 am WHERE ..........Queensbury WHBI School, Classroom #121 FEE ..................................Resident $15; Non-Resident $25 CLASS SIZE .............................. Minimum 10; Maximum 20 SCHOOL OF FISH! NEW! We are thrilled to offer this unique, one-of-a-kind program and partner with our friends at Benson’s Pet Center! A Benson’s educator will discuss the care and handling of your child’s new pet — a Betta Fish! Children will learn about proper care and the responsibility of caring for a new member of the family! LIVE ANIMALS! 2) DIGGING FOR DINOS In this awesome program, children will set up a tank and bring it home with a Betta. To make transport easier and safer for the fish, they will bring the tank home with no water, the Betta in a cup (all in a box for carrying), and a gallon of pre-treated water to use once you arrive at home. Included will be care sheets, a small tank, substrate (gravel) for the tank, deco items for inside the tank, a gallon of safe water, starter food, a Betta fish, and a coupon valued at $5 for a future purchase for your wonderful, new pet fish! Kids can bring special deco items from home, too! Small, plastic figurines make great tank additions. Nothing fishy, here ... just a great way to introduce a new, family pet! FOR .....................................................................Ages 5-12 Children under 8, must bring a parent. WHEN ................................................July 11 (Wednesday) TIME ...............................................................1:00-2:00 pm WHERE ...................Gurney Lane Recreation Area Pavilion FEE ..................................Resident $25; Non-Resident $35 CLASS SIZE .............................. Minimum 10; Maximum 25 Parents are welcome to attend! Summer is a great time to introduce a new pet! GREAT VALUE, TOO! SUMMER 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE Dinosaurs are always a huge hit with children, especially preschoolers! They will be introduced to the differences between meat-eating and plant-eating animals and will have the opportunity to look at some dinosaur teeth up-close. They will also work as paleontologists by participating in a mini dinosaur dig that will engage their attention, as well as their scientific skills. FOR .......................................................................Ages 3-6 WHEN ................................................July 11 (Wednesday) TIME ............................................................. 9:00-10:00 am WHERE ..........Queensbury WHBI School, Classroom #121 FEE ..................................Resident $15; Non-Resident $25 CLASS SIZE .............................. Minimum 10; Maximum 20 3) WATER WORKS Water is more complicated than it looks! Through this exciting workshop, children will learn all about the different properties of water. They will experiment with floating, sinking, absorption, and so much more! It’s wacky water world time! FOR .......................................................................Ages 3-6 WHEN ................................................July 25 (Wednesday) TIME ............................................................. 9:00-10:00 am WHERE ..........Queensbury WHBI School, Classroom #121 FEE ..................................Resident $15; Non-Resident $25 CLASS SIZE .............................. Minimum 10; Maximum 20 11