Sternberg museum to offer summer classes for children
06/27/2003

Bats, snakes, dinosaurs, outer space and many other subjects will be explored throughout the summer in the Discover Summer program at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. Classes began June 25, and will run through Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Three classes will be offered to look at and study bats. Children will have the chance to see live bats and other native mammals, as well as participate in games, crafts and snack time. The class for students entering grades one, two and three will be on Wednesday, July 2, at 1 p.m.; and for grades four, five and six on Wednesday, July 30, at 9:15 a.m.

A class for children to learn about snakes will be offered three times. For preschoolers and kindergarteners, the class will be on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 1 p.m.; for grades one, two and three, the class will be Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m.; and for grades four, five and six, the class will be on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 9:15 a.m.

Children can explore outer space in a class offered for grades four, five and six on Tuesday, July 1, at 9:15 a.m.

A class called Water Olympics, where children will learn about the physical properties of water, is being offered to grades four, five and six on Tuesday, July 22, at 9:15 a.m.

Children can learn about rocks and fossils and the stories they tell in a class for grades four, five and six on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 9:15 a.m. They can bring along their own specimens to study as well.

Preschoolers and kindergarteners are invited to participate in a class on textures in nature. It will be on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 9:15 a.m. Children are asked to bring an adult with them.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Sternberg Museum and the registration deadlines vary from class to class.

For more information, call (785) 628-5516.


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