bACKyard Biologists

Nantucket Land Council is excited to bring science into your home and backyard with our new bACKyard Biologists program! NLC Resource Ecologist RJ Turcotte will provide instruction and demonstration for simple home-based science experiments for your family to experience together.

In addition, stay tuned for future events and activities such as virtual field trips around our beautiful island to explore vernal pools and other unique ecosystems.  Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @nantucketlandcouncil, and share your adventures with us as well as we explore nature in our backyard! #bACKyardBiologists


At-Home bACKyard Biologists Experiments

Week 1: Ocean Acidification in a Cup:

Learn how things like carbon dioxide in the atmosphere make our oceans more acidic, even right here on Nantucket! Download (PDF)

Graphic depicting Ocean Acidification.
Watch NLC demonstrate this at-home experiment

Have you tried our first #bACKyardBiologists at-home experiment? 👩‍🔬🧑‍🔬Take a picture of your family learning about ocean acidification and share on Instagram and/or Facebook – be sure to tag @nantucketlandcouncil and #bACKyard biologists for a chance to win a NLC kids hoodie! #science #nantucket #athomelearning

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