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Idaho Museum of Natural History to present youth Natural History Academy classes for youth beginning March 30

Posted March 17, 2011

Spring is here and the Idaho Museum of Natural History will offer a series of Natural History Academy Classes for youth beginning March 30.

All classes will be held at the Idaho Museum of Natural History on the Idaho State University Campus.  Registration is offered by mail or in person and is on a first-come first-serve basis.  All classes are from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

 For more information contact Rebecca A. Thorn-Ferrel, 208-282-2195 or thorrebe@isu.edu, or visit the website http://imnh.isu.edu.

The available classes and schedule is listed below.

·      "The Physics of Cold": Learn about how cold changes many materials including animals.

o   Wednesday, March 30 

o   Jocelyn Foreman, ISU elementary education student

o   Ages: third-fourth grades, $15

·      "The Amazing Creepy Crawlies: Bugs": Learn about bugs, their anatomy and all of the good work bugs do in the natural world.

o   Wednesday, April 20

o   Cindel Vasquez, ISU elementary education student           

o   Ages: second-third grades, $15

·      "Four Footed Fuzzies: Small Mammal Friends": Learn about voles, squirrels, gophers and pack rats and the good work they do.

o   Tuesday, April 26

o   Ashlee Rasmussen, ISU biology student

o   Ages: third-fourth grades, $15

·      "Horses, Camels, and Giraffe!! Oh, My!": Learn about the anatomy of animals including horses, bison, camels and giraffes and how they relate to one another.

o   Wednesday, April 27

o   Lena Pruitt, ISU biology student

o   Ages: fourth-sixth grades, $15

·      "The Great Invention: Glyphs and Writing": Learn about the ability to write and how it revolutionized ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt.

o   Monday, May 9

o   Jocelyn Foreman, ISU elementary education student

o   Ages: fourth-fifth grades, $15

·      "It's All in What You Eat: Teeth": Learn about teeth and the different shapes, sizes, and uses of them in prehistoric animals.

o   Wednesday, May 11

o   Lena Pruitt, ISU biology student

o   Ages: fourth-sixth grades, $15

·      "En Pointe: The Amazing Story of Toes": Learn about the importance and uses of toes in both humans and animals.

o   Wednesday, May 18

o   Lena Pruitt, ISU biology student

o   Ages fourth-sixth grades, $15

·      "Botany: The Story of Plants": Learn to identify wild plants and preserve them through drying and mounting.  This class is generational, so bring your Grandma or Grandpa.

o   3 week class: Tuesday, June 14 from 1 to 4 p.m., June 21 and June 29 from 1 to 3 p.m.

o   Janet Bala, IMNH Life Science Collections Manager

o   Cost: $60

o   Ages: Grandparent- any age

          Grandchild- 8 years and up

 

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