Museum holiday camps Dec. 20-21 offer grades K-5 fun science education

December 11th, 2012

During school holiday camps students explore science through interactive activities as well as the museum’s own collections and exhibits.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just because school is out doesn’t mean students can’t dive into science and investigate natural history at one of two school holiday camps at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

The camps Dec. 20-21 allow students enrolled in grades K-5 for the 2012-2013 school year to explore natural science with interactive activities and museum exhibits.

“Learning is fun,” said Catherine Carey, Florida Museum public programs coordinator. “Learning about natural history is more fun and learning at the museum is the most fun.” (more…)

Florida Museum offers ‘Playful Escape’ for students in grades K-5 Jan. 2

December 13th, 2011

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Enroll your children today in the Florida Museum of Natural History’s “Amazing Migrations” Playful Escape, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

Registration is available online at http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/childrens_classes.htm or by phone at 352-273-2061.

“Playful Escapes is a fun, educational and informal day at the museum,” said Florida Museum education assistant Tiffany Ireland. “Children will learn about the migratory patterns of different birds, fish and sharks that migrate through Florida.” (more…)

Fla. Museum hosts K-5 science program ‘Why Monkeys Choose to Live in Trees’ May 10

May 2nd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children in grades K-5 are invited to join the Florida Museum of Natural History 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. May 10 for its Let’s Explore Science Series program “Why Monkeys Choose to Live in Trees.” Join the museum on Saturday and find out and how they manage to do so at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Let’s Explore! Science Series May 10.

Participants will discover African oral traditions about monkeys and how the animals inspired these stories.

The class is $18 for Florida Museum members and $24 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. For more information call (352) 273-2061 or visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu/education/childrens_classes.htm. (more…)

Fla. Museum spring break camps lead k-5 students on outdoor exploration

March 10th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lace up your boots. Spray on your bug repellent. And prepare for a weeklong adventure of animal tracking, jungle exploration and science discoveries.

The Florida Museum of Natural History invites kindergarten through fifth-grade students on an outdoor expedition to be held during the Alachua County spring break week, April 3-7. Students will explore the Amazon on a 3,000-mile caravan from the Andes to the sea, learn to be an expert animal tracker and uncover the varied cultures of the Amazon — all without leaving Gainesville.

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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 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

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 K-5 "Explore Aquatic Critters" fall classes

September 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer the “Let’s Explore Aquatic Critters” exploration series this fall where K-5 students can visit exhibits, make crafts and aquify their imaginations in hands-on classes. Three classes, all held 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., will be offered: “Giants of the Sea” Oct. 15, “Flying Dragons and Other Aquatic Insects” Nov. 12 and “Chorus of Birds” Dec. 3.

The cost is $15 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, ext. 218, pramey@ufl.edu
Writer: Emily Banks

Register now for Oct. 21 Fla. Museum school holiday K-5 class

September 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History invites children in grades K-5 to oogle an octopus and navigate like a nautilus in the “Billy the Squid and Other Cephalopods” Alachua County Schools student holiday class 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

Students will learn where giant squid live, hear tales of ancient mariners and study the science of diverse invertebrates. The class complements the Florida Museum’s current temporary exhibit “In Search of Giant Squid,” on display through Jan. 2, 2006.

Cost is $60 for Florida Museum members and $72 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Students must bring a sack lunch. 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

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