Environmental Science Series: Squid Dissection!


Sat, Sep 16, 2023


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Keystone Kidspace

10 East Hamilton Avenue
York, PA 17401

Free parking is available in the Smalls Field parking lot across from our main entrance on East Hamilton Avenue. Note that ballpark patrons will be parking in that lot as well - just let the attendants know that you will be visiting Keystone Kidspace

  Age Range

Ages 10 +

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Ever wonder what’s inside of a squid? What makes them uniquely able to survive in the ocean? Or how do they move around? October 10th is Squid/Cuttlefish Day, so join (a little early) in this program where participants will engage in a hands-on dissection to learn all about the external and internal structures that make a squid one of the coolest animals out there!

Class is intended for kids ages 10 and up, or 7+ with an adult (no charge for the adult).

Note: Participants will be doing a dissection. Squid used for dissection are frozen, California Market Squid. 

Speaker: Lauren Fauth

Lauren Fauth

Lauren Fauth joined the National Aquarium in May 2012 and currently holds the position of Manager of Education Programs. She oversees school programs both in the Aquarium building and at schools, homeschool programming, teacher professional development and summer camp programs. Lauren’s passion is to bring students into new experiences to foster a connection with the marine (or terrestrial) world. She is always looking for new ways to provide opportunities to both students and teachers to become engaged with the outdoors. Prior to coming to the National Aquarium, she worked in North Carolina at two of the North Carolina State Aquariums where she gained her love of teaching environmental science. She also works/volunteers at Nixon Park Nature Center, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and Make A Wish. When not working, Lauren can be found hanging out with her husband, daughter, and dogs (both resident and foster) most of the time exploring nature!