Plant Lab! “Make a Microbe”

July 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
530 South Frontage Road East, Vail, CO 81657

Ages 5-10; $5 per child – TO REGISTER CALL 910-476-0103 X3

Microbes are single-cell organisms so tiny that millions can fit into the eye of a needle. They are the oldest form of life on earth. In the ocean, plant microbes called phytoplankton, the first plants on the planet, form the base of the ocean’s food web. They collect sun to make food for themselves, and, eventually, all the creatures in the sea and many on land. How do they manage to stay up near the surface of the ocean and defend themselves against predators?
In this activity, you will get to construct your own microbe so it can sink very slowly through the water column AND defend itself against predators!

*6 spots available