How many legs does a tardigrade have? You would have answered “8”, if you were at the Davidson Farmers Market on Saturday, August 19, 2023! Under the green Woodlawn School tent, STEAMfest journeyed into the microscopic world to meet tardigrades (also known as water-bear), nematodes, rotifers, mosquito larva, and other organisms. The organisms explored thrive in ponds, puddles, and on moss covered rocks or other areas like those you might encounter on one of Davidson’s Greenways.
Explore The Microscopic World at DFM!
Speaking of Davidson’s Greenways, we hope you visited the Davidson Lands Conservancy tent beside us on Saturday. DLC works hard to help preserve these beautiful spaces. In support of their efforts, STEAMfest invites you to consider signing up for their annual Run 4 Green event on Saturday, September 30th. For more information or to sign up, please click Run 4 Green.
We invite you to watch some of the video we took of our microscopic friends on our YouTube Channel, @wsteamfest.