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Young Learners: Ladybugs
The Florence Indian Mound Museum, through its partnership with the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area, is hosting a series of children’s activities that help students to investigate the early culture of the Shoals through interactive learning. These programs will cover a wide range of topics; they are suitable for an elementary level age group; will focus on Native American history and culture; and will have a creative component, which will engage students in hands-on learning. All events are free.
Our program on ladybugs will take place Saturday, August 17th at 10 am. This learning exercise is open to all ages of learners and our co-facilitators are Ms. Ana Peeples of Riverhill School and Dr. Gary Padgett of UNA and the South Eastern Ecoliteracy Project. All learners will explore the history of ladybugs and their importance in our environment. Younger learners will work on creating a ladybug exhibit for our museum, while experienced learners can participate in a biological survey of the Florence Mound and help to inventory the ladybug population. All will help to release ladybugs into the ecosystem around the Indian Mound.
This program is sponsored by the City of Florence Department of Arts and Museums and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area. The Florence Indian Mound Museum is located at 1028 S. Court St. Florence, AL and is open, Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Call 256-760-6427 for more information.
NOTE: The ladybugs discussed and released will be native ladybugs, not the Asian lady beetle.