Natural Curiosities: Spinners & Weavers

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bird in a nest


Discover the fascinating processes behind the building of webs and nests​ Spiders spin intricate webs using silk, an incredibly strong material, and some birds can weave complicated nests from strips of leaves. What are the processes behind the building of these complex structures and could we adapt spider silk to benefit us?​


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  • 25 min


12pm, 3pm – June 30 to July 31

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