Belmont Professor of Biology Dr. Steve Murphree recently gave two talks about insects in nature to the home schooled children at Whole Heart Primary School (WHP) in Nashville. WHP provides weekly hands-on enrichment classes for their kindergarten – 6th grade children.
Following those presentations, Murphree, again this year, was one of the demonstrators at the Sam Davis Home Days on the Farm event and presented a talk titled, “Insects and Disease in the War Between the States.” This very popular living history event is attended by almost 1,000 elementary school students each day and features more than 20 demonstrations. It lets the visitors find out what life was like in the 19th century.
On May 27, Murphree led two student Home School Science Discoveries labs, with 24 children each, entitled “Learning About Brains (Dissection Lab).” The labs were held in the Wedgewood Academic Center building and were for children entering grades 6-12.