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Sassy Science adult workshops at Shaler North Hills Library explore science behind natural world

Friday, February 28, 2020 | 3:58 PM


Want to know the science behind the natural world?  Adults can explore biodiversity and the world of nature with fun HANDS-ON Sassy Science workshops at Shaler North Hills Library this spring. All you need is curiosity and a willingness to explore.

All programs run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the dates listed. Attend one, two or all of these fascinating programs.

GENE SCENE – Thursday, March 12: Learn more about how our genes work and the diversity that surrounds us. What’s the secret to the black squirrel?

NATURAL SELECTION CONNECTION – Thursday, April 9: How does Mother Nature decide?

MUNCH A BUNCH (of plants) – Tuesday, May 19: Come find out what wild plants are edible and what dishes you can make at home. Tastings!

The programs are FREE but you MUST register at 412-486-0211 or online at www.shalerlibrary.org. Space is limited so register today. You must be 14 years of age to participate.

This is our popular series of workshops with our trainee Master Naturalists helping us learn about the natural world around us. Presenters Pat Milliken and Gil Pielin are retired high school teachers. Pat has taught for 32 years, including many courses in Biology and Environmental Science. She also does nature photography. Gil Pielin taught for 41 years including classes on biology, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, math, and environmental science. He was selected Environmental Teacher of the year in 2007.