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.

Owl Week Pics

Owls were the featured topic during Winter Break last week. Each day participants received two informational owl cards along with word searches, crosswords, and coloring sheets. A different craft program was presented each day. 2/20 – Great Horned Owl & Long-eared Owl with cricut owl craft & scratch art, 2/21 – Barred Owl & Barn Owl with tree owl and tissue paper owl crafts, 2/22 – Snowy Owl and Short-eared Owl with wooden standing owl and paper roll owl crafts, 2/23 – Eastern Screech Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl with mosaic sticker owl craft.

When in Rome

Our participants at our Ancient Rome after-school class on November 29th had a good time and we even learned a fact or two!

Our last class Ancient America is today but registration is closed.

Stay tune for the start up of our Travel the Globe classes beginning in February 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Egyptians

Our Ancient Egypt class was well-received. Here are our Egyptians. If you would like to sign up for the next ancient civilizations class, Ancient India on October 18, please call the museum by October 14.

After-School

Here are our Mesopotamia attendees. We had a great time with awesome students. The next program is Ancient Egypt on October 4 from 3:30-4:30pm. If you want to walk like an Egyptian, register your child by September 30.

Ancient Civilizations

A new type of after-school discovery program is coming this fall. Culture meets Natural History at the Pember. We’ll be studying ancient civilizations and creating an interactive notebook for each participant. We start at 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Here’s our timeline:

9/20 – Ancient Mesopotamia (See page under Calendar for a few photos)

10/4 – Ancient Egypt

10/18 – Ancient India

11/1 – Ancient China

11/15 – Ancient Greece

11/29 – Ancient Rome

12/13 – Ancient America

This class will be for 1st-3rd graders. Older children can attend. Registration required by September 15th. A “fuzzy buddy” award will be given to each participant who attends a program. Our after-school program is free.

Here’a a sneak peak of the cover page to our interactive notebook. More photos might be forthcoming as I work through the programs.

Upcoming Programs

We have SUMMER PROGRAMS at the Pember and the Nature Preserve!!

Please check out under the calendar section:

  • Nature Preserve Programs at the Pember Nature Preserve
  • Summer Adventures – videos at the Museum

Guided Nature Walk

Join the Pember’s summer intern Ryan Price in a guided nature walk on Saturday, May 27 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. During the walk we will look for animal signs and explore the various ecosystems throughout the Preserve.

The walk is open to all ages. Registration is not required.

Dress accordingly for the weather.

Meet at the Porter Schoolhouse 6937 NY 22 Granville (Hebron)

Animals with Smell-o-vision

Wednesday, May 10 from 3:30-4:30pm. Our after-school program will explore animals with superior sniffers that find food, water and even mates. Program is open to all school-age children.

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