Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Saturday Safari - Ecosystems

This last Saturday Safari we learned all about ecosystems and the animals that live in them. We focused mainly on the grasslands, wetlands, and the tropical rainforest. We watched a Magic School Bus episode dedicated to habitats, and then we created our own habitats for our craft. It was so much fun. Next week we will be learning about the Desert, and it will be very exciting!

Emilie, museum educator

Friday, March 18, 2011

CLUE - Date Night

This semester’s Date Night was a total success! The theme was Clue: Museum Caper. There was a giant game of clue set up, each of the rooms was represented by a section of the museum, and every character was there, including the Butler (Matt Meese) who was a crack up the whole night. The weapons were objects that could were found right in the museum. The guests came, all dressed up ready to solve a mystery. They sat and had a dinner beforehand polished off with a delicious slice of cheesecake. Afterwards they were split into six groups, and were given a checklist. The guests went from room to room, answering riddles and getting clues, trying to figure out who killed our generous host, Jimmer Fredette.

After many riddles and much deducing a group finally figured out that it was Mrs. White in the Kitchen with the Ram Horn! They even won a prize at the end, two fun filled Easter baskets. Fun was had by all; it was a great night with great food and great company! Check out the pictures!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday Safari - Animals without feet

This last Saturday Safari we learned about the walrus, seahorse, and snake; and a whole bunch of different animals that do not have feet. The kids were able to touch different snakes in our museum, and we watched many educational and fun clips about all of the animals. Our craft that we worked on was a tissue paper seahorse. It was a lot of fun. This Saturday we will be learning about animals and their habitats.

Emilie, museum educator

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday Safari - Butterfly

This last week’s Saturday Safari was such a fun treat. We learned all about the life of the butterfly from the hatching of the egg, to the forming of the chrysalis, we even watched The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Our day finished with working on two crafts. One was a coloring page of a butterfly, and the other project was a mobile that displayed the different stages of the butterfly. This next week we will be learning about Animals without Feet, it will be a lot of fun!

Emilie, museum educator