Please join us for Science on Saturday, a fun and exciting program for both students and adults. Experience “Thinking and Acting Like a Scientist.” Science on Saturday is for students who have not participated in the Van Andel Education Institute Out-of-School-Time Cohort Program. Adults fully participate in all program activities.
Explorations at a Species Level: Learn about animals using your senses and scientific tools to make careful observations of the organisms living at Van Andel Education Institute. Plus, take one of the organisms home with you!
Saturday, March 24, 2018: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Click here to register.
Saturday, April 28, 2018: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Click here to register.
Explorations of Species Survival: See, touch, and investigate a variety of animals, from insects to bearded dragons and discover what they need to survive. Make a model habitat to take home.
Saturday, December 2, 2017: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Click here to register.
Saturday, March 10, 2018: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Click here to register.
Explorations of a Food Web and Owl Pellets: Investigate energy flow through a food web by observing the eating preference of organisms. Dissect an owl pellet to learn where an owl’s energy comes from and construct a bone diagram to take home.
Saturday, October 14, 2017: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Click here to register.
Saturday, February, 24, 2018: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Click here to register.
Explorations at the Whole Organism, Cellular & DNA Level: Observe and learn to handle the plants and animals at Van Andel Education Institute as you explore whole organisms, cells and DNA! Make a DNA necklace to take home.
Saturday, September, 30, 2017: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Click here to register.
Saturday, February, 10, 2018: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Click here to register.
Van Andel Education Institute Science Academy
216 N. Division (north of Lyon St.)
Downtown Grand Rapids
$20.00 total per team (student and adult).
Scholarships available for students eligible for reduced lunch.