Beneath My Feet

Eli Whitney Museum

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for ages 7 – 9


2022 Summer Program

Please Note: This is a four day class: Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri.
Mon, June 20th we are closed.

Recently, scientists in Australia discovered the world's first true millipede. While the name millipede means “1000 feet,” the previous record holder had only 750. This new species has a total of 1,306 and was found underneath the earth’s surface between 15 and 60 meters (50 to 200 feet). This new species, Eumillipes persephone, named after the Greek goddess of the underworld, which begs the question: what more could be down there?

Join us for a week of examining the world beneath our feet. What do the different layers of soil look like? How does a plant grow… down? What’s underneath our city streets? How do rocks get made? From roots to rocks and catacombs to subways, we will look at the subterranean worlds of nature and our own making.

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