GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer spring break classes for children in grades K-5 from April 4-8.

“Biodiversity Around the World,” runs from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and explores plants and animals that live around the globe. Students will learn about the rainforest, coral reefs and estuaries that are filled with life. They also will discover how they can help keep biological diversity alive in the future.

“Backyard Habitats for Wildlife,” runs from 1 – 4:30 p.m. and focuses on Florida’s native plants and animals and how students can foster a better home for them in their backyard. Children will plant plants, build birdhouses and be encouraged to explore wildlife.

Registration for Florida Museum members is $80 for one class or $160 for both classes. For non-members, registration is $88 for one class or $176 for both classes. Pre-registration is required. Students who stay for both classes must bring their own bagged lunch.

For more information call (352) 846-2000, ext. 277.

Writer: Kristin Ede
Media Contact: Paul Ramey,