Summer Youth Classes – Day 5; Session 1

Well, it’s the last day of camp and our campers are ready wrap things up with some fun, exciting activities!

Using a unique "bird beak" to grab worms out of the mud!

What kind of a bird has a beak like a strainer?

What are our future engineers working on today?

What can a microscope see that our eyes can't?

Whoa, check out those bird eggs!

Working on some viking portraits

That's one beautiful butterfly!

Making a weather vane using household items

Smile and say cheese!

Finishing up that viking painting

Wow, what a neat animal habitat

Finishing touches on those structures

We hope everyone has a week full of educational fun! We can’t wait to see everyone back next year for more hands-on science, art, and history learning!

Summer Youth Classes – Day 2; Session 2

Our second day of camp with all the kids was great!  We learned new skills, new knowledge, and new ways to have fun!

Learning all about still life

Sketching a future masterpiece

What better way to learn about dinosaurs than to go see some in the Museum?

How long was T. rex's tail?

Future fashion designers

Are crayons, markers, or pencils best?

Sometimes you need a buddy to help ya get ready

Designing a pink wedding gown!

Carefully draping and measuring fabric

What color ribbon should I use?

Teamwork necessary when designing new clothes

That's one scary nocturnal bug!

Consulting with other artists

Checking out the tornado swirling in the bottle

Playing some tornado tag!

Beautiful piece of abstract art!

That’s all for day 2 of classes. See you tomorrow!

Summer Youth Classes – Day 1; Session 1

Monday marked our first day of Summer Youth Classes at the Museum!  Children entering grades K – 5 visited the Museum for an afternoon full of hands-on activities and educational fun!  Our first session of classes included:

  • Exploring Earth’s Ecosystems
  • Budding Botanists
  • Amazing Stargazing
  • Let’s Go A-Viking
  • Worldly Builders
  • Cloudy With A Chance Of…???

We walked around and snapped some great photos of the kids in action:

Check out that black tipped reef shark!

Our future botanists coloring some water lillies

Vikings building their long-houses

Using branches to make their houses

Make those houses secure!

Getting ready to watch their water lillies bloom

Are they opening?

I see a green lily!

Future engineers building some great structures

What famous building are you re-creating?

Making a beautiful sea scene

Our sea creatures are bioluminescent!

Fishy faces!

Cloudy With A Chance of...?? Lightening?

What happens in the water cycle?

Creating cool constellations

What does the Big Dipper look like?

What's the name of your constellation?

Sea scene and whale habitat complete!

Building the Great Pyraminds

The first day was a lot of fun, can’t wait to see what tomorrow will bring!