Fall 2016 After-school Programs

Pember’s After-School Discoveries
3:30 – 4:30pm.

Our after-school programs are free, open to school-age children and held in the Museum.

September 21 – Tiger Tales
We kick off our fall After-School Discoveries with a program on Tigers. There will be a slide presentation with known facts about tigers along with hands-on discovery of a real tiger skull. A take-home tiger activity will be passed out at the end of the program.

October 5 – What Happens in Autumn?
Participants are asked to bring colorful leaves and any seed pods to share.
Learn what happens to the environment & our animals in Autumn.

October 19 – Pember’s Halloween w/Weird & Wild Creatures
Nightmares of Nature, Strange Wonders, Tiny Terrors and more!

November 2 – Tag a Museum Trail
Participants will tag a Natural History object & together the class will research it online.

November 16 – Going Nuts
Discover which trees produce nuts & what animals depend on them for food.
Note: Not for anyone with nut allergies. Real nuts will be present.

November 30 – Texas Wild!
Pember traveled to Texas 1889-1891 collecting specimens.
Discover Texas habitats & animals & find the specimens that came from Texas.

December 14 – Snow, Ice & Animals
Learn about snow, ice and the animals which live in this environment.

Ice Cream Social

The Pember Library and Museum will be having an Ice Cream Social this Saturday, July 23 from 1:00-4:00pm. Don’t miss your chance to relax and enjoy a hot dog or one with sauce, ice cream sundae or even a brownie sundae. Beverages will also be available. There will be games and music. This is a fundraiser to help raise support for the Pember.


Desert Animals & Tide Pools

On July 15 our last summer break classes were about Desert Animals and Tide Pools. The participants created a mandela sand art and a wind chime out of a star fish and sea urchin spines. The string for the wind chimes was not the easiest to knot, so adults had to assist. There are no photos of the chimes because I was peeling hot glue from my fingers. Sorry.

Insects & Nature Mozaics

July 14 was all about Insects and the second program was nature-themed mozaics.

Forests & Reptiles

July 13, our summer break programs were about forests, pinecones, and reptiles. We created a tree disc, planted a real pine tree to take home and painted a reptile.

Leaf & Flower Press

July 12 was leaf/flower presses along with individualizing a water bottle holder.

Peacock & Hedgehogs

Our first Summer break programs (Eggs & Feathers & Armored Animals ) on July 11 was well received by those attending. Here are some photos.

Learn to Zentangle

Join us in the library on Thursday from 6:00-7:00ish p.m. for a Zentangle class with Bernie. This is the library’s summer reading program for adults AND teens. We have 26 spots open. It’s free. We’ll provide the supplies for you to learn about Zentangle (not doodling) and create a “tile.” Should you feel inspired to continue this art on your own, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a kit which includes 4 Apprentice tiles, pigma pen, Zentangle pencil, and blending stump for $5. Bernie is not a certified Zentangle teacher but someone who loves the art. The library has several new books on the subject. So come out to relax, create and be inspired.


Summer Break Nature Classes

Summer Break Nature Classes
Presented by The Pember Museum
July 11 through July 15
9:00-10:00am & 10:30-11:30am
Grade K (age 5) through 6th

Space is limited. Registration necessary by July 9.

No Cost – Program supplies provided by Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant.

Call 642-1515 for information & registration.

Monday, July 11
9:00-10:00am Eggs & Feathers with Peacock Craft
10:30-11:30am Armored Animals with live baby hedgehog & Hedgehog Craft

Tuesday, July 12
9:00-11:00am Nature Walk with Leaf Press Craft & Canvas Water Bottle Holder Craft

Wednesday, July 13
9:00-10:00am Forests Forever with Tree Disc Craft & each participant will plant a pine tree to take home
10:30-11:30am Reptiles with Wooden Reptile Craft

Thursday, July 14
9:00-10:00am Insects with 3D Butterfly Craft
10:30-11:30am Paper Mozaics Art Class

Friday, July 15
9:00-10:00am Desert Animals with Sand Art
10:30-11:30am Tide Pools with Wind chimes Craft


New Photos

Check out newly posted photos under the Past Calendar section for Star Wars Week, Wolf Gathering, & 2016 Spring Break.

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