After-school Fall 2018

The Museum after-school programs begin September 26 and will run through December 19. The class starts at 3:30pm. There will be a video, worksheets, hands-on projects & crafts. The programs will be held in the library and are open to children age 6 and older.

Registration is required by calling the museum at 518-642-1515. Come join us!

Sept 26 Reptiles
A 30-minute video reveals the alien world of these misunderstood cold-blooded vertebrates, uncovering reptilian facts that are stranger than fiction. From hot, steamy swamps to dry-as-bone deserts, travel the world in search of these amazing animals. Worksheet, activity sheets and a turtle yarn craft will be included.

Oct 3 Seas & Oceans
Visit the alien world of the deep and the creatures that live there: fish, invertebrates, corals, mammals, plants, and more. 30-minute video, activity sheets and hands-on project.

Oct 10 Weather
What’s most deadly—lightning, wind, or hail? A 30-minute video will take you on a whirlwind tour of Earth’s turbulent atmosphere and reveals the forces that make the day fair or foul. From hurricanes to heat waves, weather is the most closely watched wild card in nature—yet it can still baffle us every day. Activity sheets and fall leaf craft will follow.

10/17 Rocks & Minerals
Which world-famous rock came from outer space? Why were rubies once known as bloodstones? Rock and Mineral shatters the stone’s reputation for “rock-solid” performance. Discover how rocks keep a constantly changing record of our planet’s fascinating history, and see how minerals are at the very core of our civilization in a 30-minute video. A worksheet, activity sheets and a hands-on project will be included.

10/24 Skeletons
Discover the story of human and animal skeletons—their evolution, structure, and function with a 30-minute video and real animal x-rays. There will be activity sheets and a craft just in time for Halloween.

10/31 Lifecycle of a Pumpkin
Short video, discussion, activity sheets and a pumpkin craft.

11/7 Birds
What do bird songs actually mean? How does an owl catch its prey in the dark? A 30-minute Bird video takes an up-close look at the staggering range of sizes, shapes, and habitats of these feathered creatures. It connects modern birds to a distant dinosaur past. Activity sheets & birds & beaks game will be included.

11/14 Mammals
What incredible talent do dolphins and bats share? How can you tell which is the oldest elephant in a herd? A 30-minute video reveals the most amazing facts and folklore about our favorite furry animals. Towering or tiny, ferocious or friendly, mammals trot, hop, swim, and soar. Meet the creatures that make up this huge and varied family. There will be activity sheets & animal bingo.

11/28 Planets
The final frontier. Since we first walked the Earth we have gazed in wonder at the night skies and searched for our place in the Universe. Come travel through our solar system with a 30-minute video, activity sheets & star clock craft.

12/5, 12, 19 Christmas STEM Challenges
5 Christmas challenges for you to design, create, predict and test your creations.

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Egypt After-school

We learned about modern day Egypt in our after-school program on April 24th and participants created several cat mummies.

Spring Migration

Join us for our after-school program on Spring Migration Wednesday, April 12 from 3:30-4:30pm. Learn about migrating animals around the world. This class is open to all school-age children.

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.

Flower Power!

We are sorry you missed this great program on Wildflowers of New York. We investigated flower shapes and put our knowledge to the test by viewing slides of flowers, identifying their shape and looking up their information in the flower guide. It was easy, fun and educational! Our sole attendee shared his knowledge of flowers and he’s only six years old. What a smart young man. We created flowers using pre-cut shapes, beads and colored wire. What do you think of his bouquet? Simply wonderful, I say.

If you missed this class, the next after school discovery program is October 8 from 3:30 to 4:30pm and the study will be on Seashore Life with a seashell craft. See you then!