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Idaho Museum of Natural History to Offer Summer Vacation Exploration Program

Posted June 25, 2014

The Idaho Museum of Natural History at Idaho State University will offer fun, educational opportunities for children this summer in its Vacation Exploration program for children in pre-k through third, and fourth through sixth grades, and will offer one adult class.

All classes will meet at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, located at Dillon Street and South Fifth Avenue on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello. Some classes are field trips and some will be held at the museum.

For more information, please call Becky Hansis-O’Neill at (208) 282-2195. A full list of classes can be found on the Museum’s website, http://imnh.isu.edu/home/index.php/summer-class-schedule-now-available.

Remaining classes include:

June:
• June 25 – “Virtual Museum Designer Part II,” Grades 4th-6th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $10.; Physics in the Park,” Grades 4th-6th, 1 p.m. -3 p.m., $35.
• June 26 – “Idaho Miniature Naturalists,” Grades 4th-6th, 9 a.m. -noon, $35; “Natural Water Filters”; Grades 5th-6th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20.
• June 27 – “Terrariums as an Ecosystem,” Grades 3rd-6th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20.

July:
• July 1 – “Half-Pint Science: What’s Your Shape?,” Ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m.-11a.m., $10.
• July 2 – “Half-Pint Science: What’s the Solution?,” Ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m.-11a.m., $10; “The Science of Fireworks,” Grades 4th-6th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20.
• July 3 –“Bird’s Eye View,” Grades K-3rd, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20.
• July 7 – “Mystery Plants,” Grades 4th-6th, 10 a.m.-noon, $20.
• July 8 –“Popsicle Stick Catapult,” Grades 3rd-6th, 10a.m.-noon, $20; “Sunscreen Science,” Grades 4th-6th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20; “Our Solar System Part I: The Planets,” Grades 4th-6th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20.
• July 9 – “Jewelry Making,” Grades 2nd-4th, 10a.m.-noon, $20; “Origami Animals,” Grades 2nd-6th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20; “All About Reptiles,” Grades 4th-6th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20.
• July 10, –“Edible, Beautiful Earth,” Grades 2nd-4th, 10a.m.-noon, $20.
• July 11 –“Bubble Science,” Grades K-2nd, 11a.m.-noon, $10; “Animal Tracks,” Grades 4th-6th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20.
• July 14 – “Skulltacular Science!” Grades 4th-6th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20.
• July 15 – “Our Solar System Part II: The Sun and Moons,” Grades 4th-6th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20.
• July 16 – “Myths and Storytelling,” Grades 4th-6th, 10 a.m.-noon, $20; “The Amazing Human Body Series: Muscles,” Grades 2nd-4th, 10a.m.-noon, $20.
• July 17 – “Recycled Instruments,” Grades K-3rd, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20; “Microscope Mystery,” Grades 4th-6th, 10a.m.-noon, $20; “Experiencing the Colonial Period Part I: The Journey to America,” Grades 3rd-6th, 10a.m.-noon, $20.
• July 18 – “Toothpick Engineering,” Grades 4th-6th, 10a.m.-noon, $20; “Awesome Astronomy,” Grades 3rd-6th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20; “Fun with Stream Ecology,”
Grades 4th-6th, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., $35.
• July 21 – “Geocaching for Families,” 2p.m.-4:30p.m. , $25/family.
• July 22 – “Our Solar System Part III: Planet Earth,” Grades 4th-6th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m., $20.
• July 23 – “The Amazing Human Body Series: Organs,” Grades 2nd-4th, 10a.m.-noon, $20; “Fun with Forestry,” Grades 4th-6th, 9a.m.-noon, $35.
• July 24 –“Experiencing the Colonial Period Part II: Building America,” Grades 3rd-6th, 10a.m.-noon, $20.
• July 29 –“The Science Behind Titanic,” Grades 1st-3rd. 10a.m.-noon, $20.
• July 30 – “ The Amazing Human Body Series: The Brain,” Grades 2nd-4th, 10a.m.-noon, $20.
• July 31 – “Experiencing the Colonial Period Part III: The Oregon Trail”
Grades 3rd-6th, 8a.m.-noon, $35.

August:
• Aug. 5 –“Half-Pint Science: The Living Tree,” Ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m.-11a.m., $10.
• Aug. 6 – “Half-Pint Science: Digging,” Ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m.-11a.m., $10.
• Aug. 12 – “Half-Pint Science: What’s the Solution,” Ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m.-11a.m., $10.
• Aug. 13 – “Half-Pint Science: What’s Your Shape?,” Ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m.-11a.m., $10.
Adult Classes
• July 26 – “DSLR Cameras for Beginners,”18 and older, 2-5 p.m., $25.