Science with Sam

JOIN US AT THE RIVER CENTER FOR OUR SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS!

On select Saturdays from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, join our Scientist Sam for different science and nature based activities for students aged 6 -12 .
 
Activities will include wildlife encounters, garden exploration, science experiments, and more!
 
Each month has different themed classes!
February 2023

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, February 4, 2023 @ 1pm – 2pm
Location: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area

In this lesson students will take a guided hike through the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area on a nature scavenger hunt! Students will be using their senses, hearing, seeing, smelling, and feeling, to discover the world of wildlife around us. Each student will be given a scavenger hunt goodie bag. Students will learn the skills needed to find wildlife and enjoy a leisurely hike learning about South Florida wildlife.

Registration Opens February 1st at 9:00 am!

Illuminating Bioluminescence 

Saturday, February 18, 2023 @ 1pm – 2pm
Location: River Center

In this lesson students will discover the enchanting world of bioluminescence through experimentation. Students will have the opportunity to create their own luminescence and understand what a unique adaptation bioluminescence is, and what types of organisms have gained this feature.

Registration Opens February 1st at 9:00 am!

March 2023

Exciting Electricity

Saturday, March 18, 2023 @ 1pm – 2pm
Location: River Center

In this lesson students will learn about bioelectricity, understanding that all living organisms give off electricity- that some creatures can detect. Students will conduct electricity experiments and a bioelectricity activity.

Registration Opens March 1st at 9:00 am!

Seagrass Discovery 

Saturday, March 25, 2023 @ 1pm – 2pm
Location: Off-site Estuary Location

In this lesson students will learn about what seagrasses are, why they are important, and common threats to seagrass beds. This lesson will be off-site, and students must be prepared to be outside and get wet. Water-shoes, hat, and sunscreen are required.

Registration Opens March 1st at 9:00 am!

April 2023
Chemistry

Chemical Reactions

Saturday, April 15, 2023 @ 1pm – 2pm
Location: River Center

In this lesson students will conduct experiments to witness and learn about various chemical reactions. Students will be provided materials to conduct individual experiments at their table and collective experiments as a group. Some experiments will be take-home optional, all student experiments will be assisted by leaders and volunteers.

Registration Opens April 1st at 9:00 am!

May 2023

Estuary Exploration 

Saturday, May 6, 2023 @ 1pm – 2pm
Location: River Center

In this lesson students will be conducting a biodiversity survey in the estuary by using various nets to collect marine organisms in the water. This class will be outside in shallow water, water-shoes are required, nets will be provided.

Registration Opens April 25th at 9:00 am!