Fla. Museum offers ‘Green Machines’ home school class April 11 – May 2

March 25th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer “Green Machines,” a four-week class for home-schooled children ages 6-11 on Mondays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. April 11 – May 2.

“Green Machines” will educate children on the importance of trees, including how trees work every day to purify air, grow food and provide homes. Children will identify common Florida trees and their parts and functions, and hike to discover how trees fit in the forest community. Students also will make paper and use it to write a letter or poem to a favorite tree.

Registration is $40 for Florida Museum members and $45 for non-members for the entire four-week series. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms can be found online at http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/classes/home_machines.htm and must mailed to Tiffany Ireland, Florida Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 112710, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710, or hand-delivered to the museum in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza, located near the intersection of Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road. No phone registrations will be accepted. For more information, call (352) 846-2000, ext. 277.

Contact: Paul Ramey, (352) 846-2000, pramey@ufl.edu
Writer: Kristin Ede