Raptors of the Rockies concentrates on the birds of prey found in the Rocky Mountain region, paying special attention to those birds found in Colorado. We explore the tools and adaptations that different raptors use to be successful in the wild. The program features live birds – a hawk, an owl, and a falcon – all species that are found here in Colorado.
Take an eye opening and fascinating journey exploring the mysterious lives of the various species of owls found here in Colorado, from the very small to the quite large. Learn which owls make Colorado their permanent home and about those that are part time visitors. Live owls are presented during the program.
Tinkering with MindSpark-
Students will become a tinkerer, inventor, creator, maker, dreamer, scientist, or engineer. In this program we will learn about and explore circuits, and create our own light!
Exploring the conductive world with MindSpark-
Learn about the world of circuitry using conductive tape in this hands-on class! Students will apply knowledge of basic skills and vocabulary to make an LED light up on their own project, and explain how circuits work in the world they experience everyday.
Chemical reactions abound in this 45 minute assembly, and your reaction to these reactions will be awe and wonder! This program includes a genie in a bottle, burning water, the lemon shuffle, the WOOSH Bottle, and more.
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a controversial method of extracting previously unavailable oil and gas reserves from the ground by fracturing rock by injecting pressurized fluids. Proponents claim that it opens up vast amounts of natural gas within the U.S. and could play a key role in the United States gaining energy independence within the not too distant future. Opponents claim that the chemicals used in fracking represent a significant environmental risk to ground water and other elements of the environment.
Did you know that every second of every day you have an elephant's-worth of weight on your shoulders? You don’t notice it, but it’s always there, and it’s caused by…air! The air around us is always pushing on us, with almost 15 pounds on every square inch of our body. We are literally being Crushed by Air! Come see the science behind this natural and everyday phenomenon. This assembly includes the Air-Zooka, cans crushed by air, human-size shrink wrap, and more. For grades 4 and up.