Sunday through Saturday, May 17 – 23

Macro Challenge

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Your Challenge

We call the daVinci Pursuit a museum without walls – and now we want to bring the museum straight to your home. The daVinci Pursuit is excited announce a new series called #dVPchallenge. Over the coming weeks, we will introduce simple challenges – fun for any age – with guidance from local scientists and artists alike. This week we’re learning about macroinvertebrates! A macroinvertebrates is any animal lacking a backbone and large enough to see without the aid of a microscope (e.i. insect, spider, worm).


For this weeks activity all you have to do is: 

Learn form historic entomologist Thomas Say, but watch Timepiece Theaters video: 

Create your own insect (or macroinvertebrate if you want to be more broad) with found materials. 

Take a photo and post your results on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook 

Tag @daVinciPursuit (and don’t forget to follow us!)

Include the hashtag #dVPchallenge 

Posts will be featured on our website ( 

We hope you will join us to learn something, create something, and have fun in the process! 



Our Guest Scientist

Kelly Brown, Environmental Scientist

Thank you Kelly for this wonderful activity challenge.

Contact Kelly …

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