REFURBISHMENT, UPDATES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENHANCEMENTS SPRING 2021
Explore the science of what's biting you in this skin-crawling exhibition! Kid-friendly experiences and exhibits examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites. Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem--and how to keep them out of your system! Designed for a family audience.
**LEARNING GOALS** * Bloodsuckers such as fleas, ticks, bedbugs, lice, mosquitoes and leeches need blood meals to survive and reproduce. * Bloodsuckers are integral to ecosystems around the world. * There are many types of bloodsuckers, such as insects, arthropods, sea lampreys, vampire bats, and even birds. * Learn the science behind the piercing, sucking and probing that bloodsuckers do to get their blood meals. * Find out how mosquitoes can detect body heat and locate carbon dioxide gas trails from your breath. * Use giant graphs to chart your body’s reactions to bites and whether you are attractive to mosquitoes. * Watch live leeches and mosquitoes in their escape-proof enclosures. * Find out how to keep bloodsucking parasites out of your system!
Partners: Environmental Exhibit Collaborative (EEC!): EcoTarium, Worcester, Massachusetts; ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, Vermont; and Children's Museum of Maine, Portland, Maine.
Funded by Jane's Trust, the Cabot Family Charitable Trust & the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
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