Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Discovery Kids Summer Workshops

The BCFDC is offering a new program this year, the Discovery Kids Summer Workshops.  There are four fun and interactive 90-minute workshops for children ages 5 to 12 years.

The “Forest Survivor” workshop shows children how to use compasses and maps to search for scavenger hunt clues throughout the 100-acre site.  “Junior Conductor” teaches children what it takes to be a conductor and how steam technology works.  The “Whirligigs and Pick Up Sticks” workshop allows children to step back in time and play with toys, just like those used by children in logging camps 100 years ago.  The “Marsh Monsters” workshop takes children on a pond safari where they search for creatures that live in Somenos Marsh and learn about the wetland ecosystem.

The workshops  take place from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm on Thursdays.  They are included in regular museum admission and memberships.  The workshops are available on a drop-in basis and caregivers must remain with their children for the duration of the program.

The workshops are so much fun that the kids forget they are learning.  See the schedule below to find out when your family can check out these new summer favorites!

August 5    Marsh Monsters
August 12    Junior Conductor
August 19    Forest Survivor
August 26    Whirligigs & Pick Up Sticks

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