HiveBio is happy to announce a new class series that begins this weekend: Where Science Meets Art! Each of the classes in this series will explore both a science concept and an art concept, and bring those concepts together in new and exciting ways!
Our first class in this series is an owl pellet dissection combined with a lesson in resin casting.
A pellet, in ornithology, is the mass of undigested parts of a bird’s food that some bird species occasionally regurgitate. The contents of a bird’s pellet depend on its diet, but can include the exoskeletons of insects, indigestible plant matter, bones, fur, feathers, bills, claws, and teeth.
In this workshop we will learn about the biology of owl pellets: how they’re formed, what they’re used for in ornithology. Each student will learn to carefully dissect an owl pellet to see whats inside. After the dissection, the class will move on to learn resin casting by casting the bones from within the owl pellets in clear resin.
Each student gets to keep their bony creation! Materials included in ticket price.
Purchase tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2997886