This is a hands-on, aquatic invertebrate, live creature experience with environmentalist Betty Boomer.
What lurks under the surface of a pond? Using simple hand tools, students delight in discovering the many different life forms that live in a pond and learning about their life cycles. This is an up-close, interactive workshop – fun, exciting and educational.
The natural role and importance of wetlands is also emphasized.
Grades 3-8; Variations of this program are available for younger groups as well
Curriculum Connections: Science, Language Arts, Music & Art
|Pop-Up Book Art|
Expand your definition of what a book can be through the incredible transformation of a single sheet of paper.
Beginning with the ancient world of cuneiform and clay tablets and traveling through history to the present our artist, Howard Berelson, introduces students to scrolls, Japanese journals, fold-outs, accordions, and pop-ups.
Many designs and projects are constructed using creative cutting and folding techniques. Amazingly, the result could be a three-dimensional book, a card, or even a medieval castle.
Grades K-12 & Adult
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Social Studies
Clay has great importance in many ancient civilizations. The handwork done with clay can help us touch the ancient past.
Learn about the importance of pottery as a historic record. This program, presented by potter Don Bradford, consists of a step-by-step demonstration on the potter’s wheel, discussions of clay properties, ceramic history, and the ceramic process in age-appropriate language.
A hands-on lesson follows with each child creating a clay pinch pot with self-hardening clay that can later be painted.
A riveting and focusing experience for students
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Science