Students will explore the complex interrelationships between wild animals, the plants they depend on for food and shelter, and humans when Adkins Arboretum offers Wild Connections, a series of science programs for homeschool families, beginning April 3.
In this six-week program, homeschool students will join Youth Program Coordinator Jenny Houghton in discovering unique environmental connections, from the causal relationship between accord yields, white-footed mice, and Lyme disease to how an increase in ethanol production has led to a decrease in the monarch butterfly population.
Designed for students ages 8 to 12, Wild Connections will meet Fridays, April 3 to May 8, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Advance registration is required. The fee is $55 for members, $70 for non-members for all six classes in the series. A $10 discount is offered for siblings. Enrollment is limited, so early registration is recommended. For more information or to register, visit adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.