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Family Science Outside: Wonders of Wildflowers

Family Science Outside: Wonders of Wildflowers brings at-home learners and their grown-ups into the living lab of the great outdoors to investigate spring wildflowers at Jennings.  To accommodate in-school and at-home learners, this program will be offered Tuesday – Thursday, May 11-13, 2021 every hour from 9:00AM-1:00PM and also on Sunday, May 16th  with time slots available every half hour from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

This experience includes: an in-person or virtual introduction from Jennings staff, including guidance on how to identify and study wildflowers and what to expect during your visit to Jennings; an investigation guide to complete together as a family, containing activities for exploring and studying wildflowers; and all the needed materials to complete your activities, provided upon arrival during your designated slot. 

Families/cooperative groups/“pods” (max 12 people/group) register for their own time slot. Time slots will be available every half hour between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.  The program is free, but pre-registration is required by Friday, May 7. To register or for additional information, go to http://events.dcnr.pa.gov/ or call 724-794-6011. When registering, please indicate how many people you are registering, including their ages, in the "Additional Info We Should Know" section.

The following COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place:

  • Masks and social distancing are required for all staff and participants during in-person introductions. Virtual introduction can be arranged.
  • Pick up and return of equipment is no-contact outdoors.
  • All materials will be thoroughly sanitized. Everyone should practice thorough and frequent hand washing and sanitizing.
  • We ask participants to stay home if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed or is experiencing symptoms.
  • Anyone entering the building (not required) for any purpose must wear a mask.
  • Waiver and contact info required for participants. Investigation guides are available to print at home.

NOTE: All programs are subject to change

Sunday, May 16 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Jennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057-5023


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