We're heading out on the road again this summer with our Summer Library 2017 Outreach program! Think the program sounds good? Ask your library if they're planning to book a visit from the Children's Museum of New Hampshire!
2017 Program Title:
River Builders: Exploring Nature's Best Engineers
Designed for Ages: 5-11, children outside this age range are welcome to attend
Fee: $210 per program, maximum enrollment of 50 children, includes all materials and travel within 20 miles or our Dover location. Multiple sessions held consecutively in the same location will receive a $50 discount on each additional session. A travel fee of 50 cents per mile will be required for libraries located beyond 20 miles of the Museum’s Dover location.
Description: Join us for a trip down the river as we investigate some of nature’s very best architects and engineers! From the beaver to osprey to the lesser known caddis fly and Native American fish weir—participants will get to examine and hypothesize about these builders and the incredible structures they create.
A museum educator will lead children in a hands-on, exciting, informative and nature engineering filled presentation—with a focus on the stunning designs of buildings, homes, and innovative tools found along rivers in New England.
This hour-long program will wrap-up with every participant building their own osprey nest platform that will actually hold weight—with plenty of time to test and re-design their creation. We’ll be making osprey nests and mini osprey birds as well.
About the program--
Meredith Lamothe, Early Childhood and Literacy Coordinator
603.742.2002 Ext 111
Caitlynne Soule, Bookings Manager
Praise from last year’s Summer Library Program:
“Another solid, entertaining, well-presented educational opportunity for the kids.”
“We count on CMNH for fun programs that parents enjoy as much as the kids.”
“The hands on activities were awesome! Your programs are wonderful! Affordable, educational, hands-on—everything we love!”
“Everything was just right. It was truly a wonderful evening”
“We love your programs. Everyone absorbs knowledge without even realizing that they are being taught”