February 23, 2020: Nature Connections: Iron (Baltimore, MD )

Date: February 23, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21206

NATURE CONNECTIONS: Iron

We hope you’ll join us for our Nature Connections series.  Nature Connections is full of surprising and interesting facts about the world around us.  This free family friendly program is for nature enthusiasts of all ages. Themes vary monthly, registration is recommended and there is always a craft.  Bring out your inner scientist with the Natural History Society of Maryland!

Come and join us this February at the NHSM to discover the science behind iron.  We will explore all the exciting elements of iron from its creation to its modern day uses.  This event will feature a variety of stations and demonstrations from a local blacksmith and chemists from the American Chemical Society and the Us Army Research lab as well as talk from Tom Piscitelli.

Talk: 1:15 pm: Tom Piscitelli MICRO-ORGANISMS PACK A WALLOP—POW! BAM! BIF! (BANDED IRON FORMATIONS) OR WHERE DID IRON COME FROM? 

  • 2:00- Justin Mills, a local blacksmith, will give a demonstration.
  • Join chemists from the American Chemical Society and the US Army Research Lab for hands-on activities related to iron.  We’ll cover density, the origins of magnetism and iron in a food product.

 Register at:  https://www.marylandnature.org/get-involved/events/event/nature-connections-iron/

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