Glen Burnie residents invited to experience nature and science

August 10, 2013 by  

Families from Glen Burnie and other nearby cities and towns are invited to participate in a fun-filled event at Baltimore’s Maryland Science Center. Later this month, the museum will be hosting its “Backyard Science Days” festivities for the eighth year in a row. Poster printing may be on the increase as staff and volunteers from the popular non-profit organization work to maximize attendance at this weekend of educational activities.

Backyard Science Days is designed to show adults and children that scientific events do not simply happen in the laboratory or in the classroom, but can easily be observed in everyday life. Attendees will play with stomp rockets, build bird feeders, and race vegetables.

Handlers will also be present with a variety of animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles. Those who attend the event will be able to interact with all of these creatures. In addition, they will see a number of insects that will be on display.

Backyard Science Days will also include ‘Bat Encounters’ shows with conservationist Rob Mies. Visitors will see a Malaysian flying fox bat, Asian and African fruit bats, and a North American big brown bat.

Backyard Science Days will take place on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18. Activities will run from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm on both days. Those who own memberships at the Maryland Science Center will receive free admission for themselves and for any friends or family members who accompany them.

The address for the science center is 601 Light Street.