With the Aqua Aerobics Water Laboratory and the Rock River on campus, we can dig into river studies. Make changes “real time” with a river table and calculate our impact immediately. Challenge yourself to engineer a plankton…and learn about our local watersheds.
Information At a Glance:
Price: $5 per students
1-5 (Journey of a Raindrop)
6-8 (Rivers and Stream Lab)
9-12 (River Impact Lab)
Time: About 60 min
Summary: Looking out the windows, or standing on the dock at Burpee’s riverfront the Rock River looks impressive, fast, and strong! How could humans impact this waterway? What about other watersheds in the area? Collect real-time data in our stream tables, sample from the river for microorganisms, and learn what it takes to keep our waterways healthy.
Connect your Lab Experience
with a guided tour!
The Urban Rivers Lab matches up with our museum tour focused on local watersheds.
What better place to learn about local wildlife than in our Windows to the Wilderness? Stand in one space and experience woodland, prairie, and wetlands with a turn on the head! Each of our guides will enhance your classroom experiences with real life examples from living to taxidermy specimens, from plants and animal individuals…to entire ecosystems!