This fun and fascinating workshop is designed to teach students about animal eye structure and function. Students will engage in a discussion about animal vision and learn about animal adaptation as it relates to vision and eye structure. By dissecting a cow’s eye, students will locate and identify the optic nerve, lens, cornea, sclera and iris. A cow eye is very similar to the eyes of all mammals including humans, and by dissecting and examining the anatomy of a preserved cow eye, students will learn how their eyes form images of the world around them and send these images to their brains. The blind spot and optical illusions are also explored.

Supports CDE Academic Standards for Life Science.


Group size: Up to 30 students
Grades: 4-9
Cost: $215 per presentation; $145 for each additional presentation

To request this Classroom Presentation, complete the online request form.

Questions? Contact Hester Nadel via email or call 303-492-8640.