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Seasonal Scientist Series - “Wetlands – Soggy Science”
Is it possible that “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” gave wetlands a bad name? Sure, they can be a little soggy and smelly, but they are essential to the health of the ecosystem! This summer we will examine the soil, plants and water of wetlands to see what makes them such a unique habitat. Since two-thirds of the earth is wet, there is a lot to talk about. The young scientists will make a “wetland in a pan,” see who lives in these places and ponder the results of lost wetlands. Come prepared to get wet and dirty during this week of soggy science!
More About The Outdoor Classroom
The Outdoor Classroom is a non-profit environmental education organization that is located in the 475 acres of Boyce Mayview Park, just 12 miles south of downtown Pittsburgh. It offers more than 20 aquatic and terrestrial habitats, which provide school students and community groups with hands-on, interactive opportunities for discovering the natural world. It also features 12 miles of hiking trails for families of all ages to use.