St. Mary’s County STEM Festival, 2017
SMAS Teaches Kids about Owls at Third Annual Event
On Saturday, November 4, 2017, SMAS participated as a vendor at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds for the third annual St. Mary’s County Public Schools STEM Festival & Expo. Statewide, the festival kicked off October 31st and ended November 12, encompassing 535 events in all!
Our society had fun from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. sharing information with students about the owls of southern Maryland. We focused on the food web as it pertained to owls and waterbirds of the Chesapeake Bay.
The highlight for kids was the dissection of owl pellets. The kids swooped in on us, filling every space at our tables, diligently teasing away the animal hair to uncover the hidden treasures of bones.
Thanks to our SMAS board members Julie and Will Daniel for their assistance and to Lee Vines, who I think could dissect and explain owl pellets in the dark.
We all had great fun and look forward to participating in this event next year!
Lynne Wheeler, SMAS President