January 7, 2016
New Museum Lab Program for School-Age Kids
BISMARCK – School-aged children can now register for "Museum Lab" and "Museum Lab Junior", the State Historical Society of North Dakota’s newest free programs. The first lab, “Rock Art,” will be on Saturday, Jan.16 at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck. Program participants will compare modern and historic communication methods—such as what rock art, the telegraph, and emojis have in common, and how people express thoughts through pictures, letters, and numbers. Students will also learn how people have communicated through time and how we have come to understand "lost" languages. They will create an art project with provided materials. "Museum Lab Junior" classes, for students in grades K-6, are from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and "Museum Lab" classes, for students in grades 7-12, are from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Future programs will include weaving, leather-making projects, pottery, gardening, and plants and animals of North Dakota. Part science lab and part DIY garage, the "Museum Lab" programs connect science, technology, art, and history with everyday experiences and an atmosphere of experimentation. Students will explore how historians use real-world problems and authentic objects to anchor modern issues in a historical context and learn how historians, scientists, and artists work together to spark new ideas and deepen their understanding of content.
Register at museumed.eventbrite.com. For more information, or to discuss any allergy or accessibility concerns, please contact Danielle "Dani" Stuckle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701.328.2497.
Danielle Stuckle, 701.328.2497
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