EcoTinker Science Stations

March 11 – May 31 | OPEN DAILY

Explore the connection between people and wildlife. Learn how our everyday actions can have positive and negative impacts on wild animals.

Grab your Science Notebook and explore six interactive stations as you discover how people are using technology to help wildlife. Imagination Playground returns this year with a new twist; work as a team or on your own to solve engineering challenges using the blue blocks.

Stop by Nature Exchange to share what you learned and explore different wildlife careers.

>> EcoTinker stations were designed for 8-12 year old scientists. Younger scientists will be able to complete some of the activities with help from an adult or older sibling. Some activities involve small parts and may not be appropriate for those under the age of 3.

>> Participants who complete 4 of the 6 stations are eligible to enter our weekly drawing for fun science-themed prizes!

>> Included with general admission and free to CNC Members.

1280 x 860 EcoTinker Science Stations

Check out all six stations:

Wildlife Helpers

Dress a Wildlife Helper as you learn about different careers that help wild animals.

Tag, You’re It!

Discover how scientists in the field use tagging and tracking technology to study wild animal populations.

The Great Bat Survival Challenge

Participate in a role-playing game to find out if you can survive a year in the life of a native bat.

Oh Baby!

What should you do if you find a baby animal? The answer may surprise you!

Engineering for Wildlife

Use our big blue Imagination Playground blocks to solve an engineering challenge.

Wildlife Rehab

Read case notes and examine x-rays from actual CNC Wildlife Clinic patients to discover how our Wildlife Rehab staff cares for the animals that come to use for treatment.

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