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Archbold holds Family Science Day

Special to Highlands Today VENUS- Can you identify bear tracks? Have you ever seen the inside of a Scrub-jay nest? Do palmettoes live longer than people? Children of all ages and their family members are welcome for the very first Family Science Day at Archbold Biological Station's Learning Center from 12:25 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. Explore animal skulls and snakes in the Bear's Den activity room, hunt for tracks in the sand during a short hike through the scrub, or use simple tools to discover just how old a palmetto can be.
"Family Science Day is about offering visitors fun activities that are typically experienced by school groups and summer campers" said Education Coordinator Dustin Angell. "Our hands-on approach is very engaging and it's exciting to see families sharing these experiences". All children must be accompanied by an adult. Archbold Biological Station is 8 miles south of Lake Placid at 123 Main Drive, Venus. The entrance is 1.8 miles south of SR 70 on Old SR 8. Be aware that multiple locations are listed for Archbold when using GPS. Please use the directions above to locate the Learning Center. For more information: www.archbold-station.org or 863-465-2571.