The Young Explorers Club meets from 11 a.m.-noon one Saturday a month. All activities are free and pre-registration is not required. Programs coming include the following.
• January 29, 2022 – “Know Your Insects from Your Bugs”
Illinois College biology professors Bryan Arnold and Lawrence Zettler will provide students with an introduction to the fascinating world of insects, and how they can categorize insects by proper taxonomic order. This program will be held at Illinois College’s Parker Science Building.
• February 26, 2022 – “Plants in Agriculture”
Todd Burrus of Burrus Seed Farms, Inc., will introduce students to the science of modern farming including an examination of soil types and seed varieties. This program will be held at the Jacksonville Public Library.
• March 19, 2022 – “Illinois: The Prairie State”
Deb Burrus will present an engaging program on the ecology of hill prairies and the unique plants and animals that inhabit them. This program will be held at the Jacksonville Public Library.
For more information, contact Allen Yow at 217-243-8457.
Photo: Adrian Fuller (left) follows the example of Dr. Michael Wiant in making a pot out of clay. The pots were made to demonstrate what would be considered an artifact during a hands-on section of Wiant’s presentation for the Morgan County Audubon Society Young Explorers Club on Saturday, December 26 at the Jacksonville Public Library. Wiant is the former director of the Illinois State Museum at Dickson Mounds and talked about how archaeologists study artifacts to learn about everyday life.