Science Saturday - Nov. 13

Saturday, November 13, 2021

10:00 PM



5:00 PM

Kansas Wetlands Education Center program specialist, Mandy Kern, authored Ava: A Year of Adventure in the Life of an American Avocet.  This 32-page, beautifully illustrated children's book, follows the migration and life of an American Avocet, a breed of shorebird, for a season at the largest wetlands complex in the interior of the United States - Cheyenne Bottoms.  This book introduces readers to science lessons, the importance of wetlands conservation, and a study of shorebirds.  Mandy will read the book, challenge families to engineer a nest, and introduce participants to some of the aquatic inverts that make wetlands one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet.  Mandy will also share about Cheyenne Bottoms and the Kansas Wetlands Education Center located near Great Bend, Kansas.  Both the illustrator, Onalee Nicklin, and the publisher, Meadowlark Press, are Emporia based. 


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Each family that attends will receive a free copy of the book. Space is limited to the first 20 participants who sign up, register at . Caregivers must attend with children.