Science Saturday

Fall 2015

Saturday, September 26th, 10am-2pm

Smithsonian Museum Day

The opening of Sandhill Symphony, A Natural History of High Pine. A photographic exhibit of the flora and fauna of the longleaf sandhill pine ecosystem, by Peter May (Professor, Biology). Tours of the ongoing Volusia Sandhill Teaching Landscape on the grounds, and plenty of hands-on activities for young environmental scientists. Join DeLand area museums in partnership with the Smithsonian for a celebration of West Volusia’s museum and gallery scene.

Saturday October 31, 10am-1pm

Mostly Green Halloween

A showcase of hands-on activities and experiments demonstrating mysterious and unusual animal behaviors and plant habits. Think outside the candy box.

Saturday, November 14, 10am-1pm

Fossil Dig at the Gillespie Museum

A Stetson Homecoming Weekend celebration of Stetson’s Earth Science Museum in a natural setting, as the Gillespie turns 57. Join us for a rock swap, beading workshop, and fossil hunt.

On Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., young scientists are invited to join fossil collector and educator John Catiller in a morning of digging and exploring our geologic past.

John Catiller has been collecting fossils for almost 50 years. “I am fascinated by the fact that we can still find traces of life from hundreds of millions of years ago. My collection spans from the very beginnings of life on earth to the age of man and wooly mammoths.” Activities for young scientists include creating their own fossils, and digging through sand and clay nodules to find genuine fossils and dinosaur bone to take home with them.

This event is free and open to the public