Cryptid Creations

At our Cryptozoology after-school program yesterday, we examined not only cryptids but mythical creatures, too. We watched a slide presentation followed by a news video on Champ, our local cryptid. The children were able to take home coloring pages of mythical animals and cut-outs to create their own unique animal. We found a great book where each were able to create a creature and present it to the class. Several of our regulars weren’t able to make the class but those that attended had a good time sharing their knowledge of unknown creatures.

 

Join us in two weeks when we learn about the great Caribou Migration and play Migration Bingo!

Photos – Reptile Creations

Reptile Creations was one of four programs offered this winter and the only one I manage to remember to take photos. The children had a good time creating their special creature. Lucy watched, as always.

Winter Break Activities

There have been some changes, Please see the event page under the Calendar section.

2015 After-School Discoveries

Engage, Enrich & Inspire 2015 Winter-Spring After-School programs at the Pember. Our after-school programs are 3:30-4:30 p.m., free, open to school-age children and are held in the Museum.

The programs on Feb. 18, March 4 & 18, April 22 and May 20 will be coordinated with the Library and held in the library.

 

owl eyesFebruary 4 – Hooty-Hoo-Hoot!

Discover the diverse species of Owls.

 

February 18 – Fun Explodes!Angry volcano

Volcano competition between the library & museum. Vote on your favorite & watch them erupt. Touch real volcanic glass and learn about volcanoes.

 

ChampyMarch 4 – Cryptozoology

Animal Myths – Bigfoot, Champ, Nessie, Yeti…. are they real?

 

 

March 18 – Caribou MigrationCaribou_Migration_herd_1000_818_84_s

National Wildlife Week is 3/16-3/22. Why do Caribou migrate?

 

oceanographyApril 8 – Oceanography

Explore the deep oceans & create an octopus.

*Registration required.*

 

earth day2April 22 – Conservation for Kids

Earth Day with the Lorax

 

 

 

poisonous animalsMay 6 – Poisonous Animals

 

 

 

May 20 – Edible Scienceedible science

Is it a fruit or vegetable? It’s an experiment, so bring your taste buds.

 

NaturalistJune 3 – Become a Naturalist

Learn about local naturalist Anne LaBastille & her life’s work.

Seeds, Leaves & Trees

Wednesday, December 17 our after school participants learned about seeds, leaves and trees of New York. We identified seeds. We learned about the two types of leaves – simple and compound and then put that knowledge to the test by identifying some leaves. Then we made pinecone ornaments while eating cookies and drinking punch. A few made leaf rubbings, too. I’m sorry you missed the class. There was lots of glitter!

Don’t forget the Snowshoe Hike on January 18 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Hebron Nature Preserve. We will meet at the Porter Schoolhouse on Route 22 in Hebron. Free program open to all ages. Snowshoes are optional. Weather permitting.

Owl Moon walk will take place at the Preserve (South Grimes Hill Road) on February 15 from 6:00-8:00pm. Free program open to all ages. Snowshoes optional. Bring a flashlight. Weather permitting.

The next set of After School Discoveries will begin…….. 2015. The programs and dates have not been set yet.

Butterflies & Moths

Don’t forget our upcoming after-school program on Wednesday, December 3 from 3:30-4:30pm at the Museum. We will discover Butterflies & Moths followed by a butterfly suncatcher creation. This is a free public program open to children age 5 and older. Please call the museum to register your child if you have not participated in our group before. I only have space for 3 more children at this time.

12/3 - Stained Glass Butterflies

12/3 – Stained Glass Butterflies

Bird Eggs, Nests and Feathers

Don’t forget our upcoming after-school discovery program Bird Eggs, Nests and Feathers on Wednesday, November 19th from 3:30-4:30pm. We will explore the different bird nests, eggs and feathers. Following the program will be a Whimsical Bird magnet craft.

This is a free study group open to school-age children.

We learn, laugh and create.

If you haven’t attended our programs recently and would like to participate in this one, please give Bernie a call at the museum 518-642-1515.

Star Power

The next After-School Discovery Program at the Pember Museum is Stargazing on Wednesday, November 5 from 3:30-4:30pm. There will be a slide presentation with a handout of a sky map and a glow-in-the-dark constellation map. Following the program will be a star mobile craft.

IF you have not attended our after school programs recently, please call the museum at 518-642-1515 to reserve a spot for your child. Otherwise, there will not be a craft kit available. Thank you.

 

Bat Crazzzzzzzzzzzzzy!

On October 22, the Pember’s after-school discovery program featured Nocturnal Animals with a live hedgehog and animal specimens for the touching. We learned many new facts about our creatures of the night. Following the program the participants were able to create their own flying bat and enjoy Halloween treats.

If you missed this program, join us on November 5 from 3:30 to 4:30pm for a slide presentation on Star Gazing. There will be a craft following the program. This is a free public program open to all school-age children.

Nocturnal Animals

Just a reminder to join us at the Pember Museum for a program on Nocturnal Animals which will include a museum search, hands-on specimens, a live hedgehog and a bat craft following.

Date: Wednesday, October 22

Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm

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