The Hike is On!!

Song Bird Hike is still on for tomorrow beginning at 11:00am but please note that this is only an hour long hike until 12:00pm. The time of 1:00pm was a misprint. We are meeting at the South Grimes Hill Road entrance to the Nature Preserve. You can’t miss it with a nice sitting area around a vernal pool. Dress for ticks and the weather is suppose to be overcast. No drop offs. Parents can wait at the parking area or join us for the walk.

Spring is in the air and the birds are talking all about it!!


Star Wars Week

Star Wars week at the Pember

April 30, Saturday 11:00 AM Star Wars Stories and Crafts for 4-9 year-olds ~ Hear stories about Luke, Leia, and Han, make R2-D2 craft and color some Star Wars pages.

May 3, Tuesday, 3:30 PM: Make your own light saber for adults and school age kids! Learn to wield the light saber keeping a Storm Trooper balloon off the floor. Learn about the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger.

May 4, Wednesday 5-8:00 PM Star Wars Day ~ May the Fourth be with you! Star Wars Games for kids, adults, families. Join us for Star Wars Monopoly, Star Wars Hands Down Game, Star Wars Operation Game, Star Wars Dominoes, and Star Wars Battleship.

May 5, Thursday, 6-8:00 PM For teens and adults. Casual trivia questions about Star Wars from several sources. We’ll have small prizes and some snacks.
May 6, Friday, 7-9:00 PM First Friday – Star Wars Cantina with music by Moose Crossing. Enjoy Yoda Soda, Wookie Cookies, Vader Veggies and other Star Wars-inspired foods. Star Wars costumes encouraged. Ages 0-10212974446_10207395438939191_7692522992627354131_nWe are raffling off this Yoda candy dish. One chance for $3, Two for $5. Final day for raffle will be First Friday, May 6.


Fascination with Geodes

There were five participants for our after-school Geodes & Crystals program on Wednesday, April 6th. We learned so much about geodes on how they are formed and what they look like. Miss Bernie brought a beautiful huge amethyst geode slice from home with a couple smaller ones. The Museum has lots of rocks and minerals to view. After our educational portion of the program, we cracked open some geodes. The kit said children were able to do this activity but Miss Bernie had a heck of a time cracking them open. Luckily five were opened to reveal beautiful crystals and photos were forgotten to be taken. The two tough ones took super powers but only one could be cracked which revealed a solid bed of crystals. One is probably iron!