Owl Pellet Dissection/Resin Casting Workshop
Presented by Bergen R. McMurray, HiveBio Cofounder and Kayleen Konold, jewelry maker
Join us for the first of a series of classes where science and art come together at HiveBio Community Lab!
A pellet, in ornithology, is the mass of undigested parts of a bird's food that some bird species occasionally regurgitate. The contents of a bird's pellet depend on its diet, but can include the exoskeletons of insects, indigestible plant matter, bones, fur, feathers, bills, claws, and teeth.
In this workshop we will learn about the biology of owl pellets: how they're formed, what they're used for in ornithology. Each student will learn to carefully dissect an owl pellet to see whats inside. After the dissection, the class will move on to learn resin casting by casting the bones from within the owl pellets in clear resin.
Each student gets to keep their bony creation! Materials included in ticket price.
HiveBio Community Lab (View)
4000 NE 41st St Building G
Seattle, WA 98105
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|