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IMNH announces fall classes for children

Posted October 17, 2007

The Idaho Museum of Natural History on the Pocatello campus of Idaho State University is announcing its fall lineup of classes and activities beginning Oct. 27 for children from preschool to fifth grade.

A new program in the museum is the Natural History Story Hour, where children can listen to a story and participate in follow-up activities. The first story hour will be on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. and will feature the book “The Sea That Feeds Us.” A second story hour will be on Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. and will feature the book “Mountain Dance.” Both activities are free, but space is limited so preregistration is required.

The museum’s Pint-Sized Science Academy will offer hands-on science exploration for children ages 4 to 6. Classes will include “Prehistoric Food Preparation: You Found It, You Fix It!” on Oct. 29; “Prehistoric Games: Not All Fun and Play?” on Nov. 5; and “Nature’s Like a Box of Crayons” on Nov. 12. Each class runs from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuition is $15 per child per class.

The Natural History Academy, which offers fun and exciting learning experiences for young scientists, is also presenting two classes this fall. “Creativity–Science–Art” will be held Nov. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. for students in third to fifth grades. “Slime and the Scientific Method” will be held Nov. 8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is for students in second and third grades. Tuition is $15 per child per class.

Class registration is taken in person at the museum or by e-mail on a first-come, first-served basis.

For a complete schedule and description of classes visit the IMNH Web site at http://imnh.isu.edu. For further information contact Rebecca Thorne-Ferrel at (208) 282-2195 or thorrebe@isu.edu.