Olympia event will celebrate animal engineers

February 12, 2017 by  

Olympia’s Water Education and Technology (WET) Science Center offers children and adults alike an opportunity to engage in hands on learning, and one of its upcoming events will shine a spotlight on engineers from the animal kingdom.

Many animals, ranging from insects all the way up to human beings, modify their environment in ways that help them to survive. From those as tiny as a bee to ones as big as a bear, whether they know it or not, they use principles of engineering to make their home area works for them, which can directly impact their ecosystems and the other creatures that call them home. Nature’s Engineers will focus on the ones that live in the Pacific Northwest. There will be an afternoon presentation and also an assortment of hands on activities throughout the day. A print company will be able to supply to organizers of an event like this with signs and other materials

This day that celebrates feats of animal construction will be held on March 4th, with the presentation scheduled for 2:00 pm. It will be held in the WET Science Center, which can be found at 500 Adams Street North East in Olympia. The facility is open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm, and admission is free of charge. Anyone who wishes to learn more is invited to visit the WET website.