Learn about aquatic science in 'Eco-Lab: Dissect A Perch'

Get ready for an evening of captivating aquatic science exploration with "Eco-Lab: Dissect a Perch."

This Forest Preserve District of Kane County program invites participants to delve into the world of fish anatomy and discover the remarkable similarities between humans and our underwater counterparts.

Under the expert guidance of our accomplished naturalist, attendees will gain the necessary skills to examine and dissect their very own perch specimens.

It will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, at Creek Bend Nature Center in LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St. in St. Charles.

Participants will explore the intricacies of comparative anatomy, uncovering the surprising commonalities shared between humans and fish. Witness firsthand the incredible adaptations that allow fish to thrive underwater and embark on long-distance swims.

Each participant will receive a personal perch specimen to dissect, along with a complete set of professional dissection tools. Immerse yourself in this hands-on learning opportunity that promises to deepen your understanding of the fascinating world beneath the waves.

Designed for youth aged 14 or older, this program encourages participants to expand their scientific knowledge and develop practical dissection skills.

To secure your spot, registration is required at least two weeks prior to the event, with full payment due at the time of registration. The registration fee is $25 per person.

Join "Dissect a Perch" and unravel the mysteries of aquatic life through hands-on exploration and discovery.

For more information or registration for this event, call (630) 444-3190 or visit

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