Fla. Museum presents ‘Living Lights & Sparkling Seas’ k-5 class March 24 during Alachua County Schools student holiday

March 7th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History invites children in grades k-5 to discover the creatures that glow in the dark at the “Living Lights & Sparkling Seas” Alachua County Schools student holiday class 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 24.

Participants will explore the “Glow: Living Lights” traveling exhibit. “Glow,” which is on display at the Florida Museum through May 29, is the first museum exhibition to explore the scientific marvel of bioluminescence — the ability of an organism to produce its own light.

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Fla. Museum presents ‘Beautiful Butterflies’ home school classes — Pre-registration required by March 27

March 7th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer a four-week home school class series for children ages 7-11 titled “Beautiful Butterflies” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 10, 17 and 24 and May 1.

The class will explore the Butterfly Rainforest, which features hundreds of free-flying native and exotic butterflies and moths. Participants will compare butterflies and moths and explore their life cycles and adaptations. Students also have the chance to learn to identify common Florida butterflies and how to attract these butterflies to their own gardens.

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Fla. Museum offers ‘Driving Me Buggy’ preschool class March 8

February 13th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer its monthly preschool program “Wigglers and Walkers” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. March 8 for children ages 2-5. March’s program is themed “Driving Me Buggy.”

Participants will join Florida Museum docents and staff for child-friendly fun, while learning about museum exhibits through crafts, stories and other age-appropriate activities. The class will explore fun facts such as whether or not bees sneeze and butterflies have knees.

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Fla. Museum offers k-5 ‘Amazing Adaptations’ spring classes

January 27th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer the “Amazing Adaptations” exploration series this spring where k-5 students can visit exhibits, make crafts and stretch their imaginations in hands-on classes. Four classes, all held 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., will be offered: “Light’s Alive!” Feb. 4, “Shape Shifters” Feb. 25, “Freaky Frogs” March 11 and “Squirmy Worms and Things that Squiggle” April 22.

The cost is $15 per class for Florida Museum members and $20 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (352) 846-2000, ext. 277 or visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/childrens_classes.htm.

Media Contact: Paul Ramey, (352) 846-2000, pramey@ufl.edu
Writer: Emily Banks

Florida Museum offers ‘Who’s Home’ preschool class Feb. 8

January 25th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer its monthly preschool program “Wigglers and Walkers” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 8 for children ages 2-5. This month’s program is themed “Who’s Home.”

Participants will join Florida Museum docents and staff for child-friendly fun while learning about museum exhibits through crafts, stories and other age-appropriate activities. The class will explore the nests, holes and mounds where a variety of animals create their homes.

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Fla. Museum offers ‘Chorus of Birds’ class for grades k-5 Dec. 3

November 22nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer “Chorus of Birds” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 3 as part of its fall exploration series “Let’s Explore Aquatic Critters” where students in grades k-5 can visit exhibits, make crafts and stretch their imaginations in hands-on classes.

“Chorus of Birds” participants will explore the lifestyles of aquatic birds, including calls, migration and habitats.

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Florida Museum offers K-5 aquatic insects class Nov. 12

October 27th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer “Flying Dragons and Other Aquatic Insects” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 12 as part of its fall exploration series “Let’s Explore Aquatic Critters” where students in grades K-5 can visit exhibits, make crafts and stretch their imaginations in hands-on classes.

“Flying Dragons” participants will explore the lifestyles of water-world insects, such as dragonflies, from larva to adult.

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Fla. Museum offers "Walk Like an Animal" preschool class

October 26th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer its new preschool program “Wigglers and Walkers” from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 for children ages 2-5. This month’s program is themed “Walk Like an Animal.”

Participants will join Florida Museum docents and staff for child-friendly fun while learning about museum exhibits through crafts, games, stories and other age-appropriate activities. The class will explore how different animals move, varying from a snail with only one foot to a centipede with hundreds of legs.

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Florida Museum offers new class for grades 1-2 on Oct. 29

October 21st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer a new class for children in grades 1-2, “Maya and the Big Pumpkin Balloon Ride” from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Participants will join Florida Museum staff member Tori Derr for a story-based adventure and illustrate story pages as Maya rides a pumpkin balloon to Mexico to witness the magical Monarch migration. The class also will explore the Butterfly Rainforest to learn butterfly biology and let imagination take flight!

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Register now for Fla. Museum home school classes beginning Oct. 17

October 3rd, 2005

For Immediate Release Oct. 3, 2005

Contact:
Paul Ramey, Dir. of Marketing and Public Relations
Florida Museum of Natural History
(352) 846-2000, ext. 218, pramey@ufl.edu
Writer: Emily Banks

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer a four-week home school class series titled “Mysteries of the Deep” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 7 for children ages 7-11.

The class will explore incredible creatures like tube sponges, sea snakes, rays, sharks, whales and the giant squid. Participants will discover how these animals adapted to living in the ocean and what they use as defense mechanisms. Participants also will use Gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish painting, to make their own ocean T-shirts.

The cost is $60 for Florida Museum members and $72 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (352) 846-2000, ext. 277 or visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/home_school.htm.

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The Florida Museum of Natural History is Florida’s state natural history museum, dedicated to understanding, preserving and interpreting biological diversity and cultural heritage. It is located near the intersection of Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Florida Museum is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Butterfly Rainforest admission is $7.50 for adults and $4.50 for children ages 3-12. For more information, including directions and parking information, call (352) 846-2000, or visit the museum online, www.flmnh.ufl.edu.

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