Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will host the Virtual Nature Club


BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) — If you’re interested in insects, horticulture, or wildlife, Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension is hosting a Virtual nature club.

“Our Virtual Nature Club will be held via zoom,” said Molly Keck, a certified entomologist. “It’s a series of about eight or nine Monday afternoons at 4 p.m. where kids can tune in. can do.”

The weekly club meeting will review life cycles, food webs and food chains, predator/prey interactions and pollinator/plant interactions.

“One of the interesting lessons we’re going to do is that we’re talking about food webs and we’re actually going to be dissecting owl pellets,” Keck said. “Practically while we’re talking to them about the steps, we’ll be discussing what they found and hopefully seeing some of the things these owls ate.”

If you are unable to attend our live club meetings, all meetings will be recorded and posted online for you to watch later.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Keck said. “We’re covering a lot of material that a lot of these kids might not get until they get into high school or maybe upper-middle-level biology classes, so they can get that information ahead of time. where they will learn it in school. We hope this will help them with their STAAR tests, their science curriculum and they will have this background and knowledge already in a way before they actually enter the classroom.

The club operates from September 19 to November 14. It costs $50 and you can register on line.


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