|FAMILY PROGRAM EXPLORES SCIENCE OF SAGEBRUSH OCT. 13|
Families are invited to “Sensational Sagebrush,” a special program at the Nevada State Museum from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The activity continues the museum’s Family Fun Saturdays series. Children will discover why Big Sagebrush is called Artemisia tridentata and examine what the plant’s three-tipped leaves look like under the microscope.
In groups of eight, visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in a 30-minute art or science activity best suited for children ages 6-11. In the science area, visitors can peek in a microscope or use hand lenses to see sagebrush leaves, flowers, stems and bark. Guests will also learn to use a plant key to identify Big Sagebrush and hear the original story, "Coyote and the Sagebrush." The program’s art project will offer guests an opportunity to make a diorama showing animals that depend on sagebrush to live.