Watch and Learn: ANS Offers Science in Action

This summer, the Academy of Natural Sciences is doing its part to excite the budding scientist in all of us by bringing the work done in its labs into public view with "Science Live." According to a press release:

Starting this summer, museum visitors strolling through the Science Live station on the first floor will find scientists, archivists and volunteers who usually work behind the scenes doing a variety of activities such as pressing plants, examining insects, analyzing microscopic algae, storing antique glass lantern slides, sorting small fossils, and preparing bird study skins.

Whenever I go to the Academy, my scientific curiosity switches into overdrive. Making the museum's scientists, and the work they do, more palpable is a great idea. Visitors will get the chance to ask questions and maybe even participate.

The scientists will be working in public view from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. most weekdays in August. Starting September, they will be there at the same time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.