The Northwoods Children’s Museum in Eagle River is broadening their appeal to older children through their new science program targeted to 4th and 5th graders.
“Our science program gets science out of the classroom books and into the hands of the kids,” said Rouleen Gartner, Executive Director.
The “Science for Kids” program focuses on hands-on activities in various aspects of natural and physical science. Each class highlights a different topic and children develop both independent and group skills with a variety of instructors. Topics include Earth’s Materials, Magnetic Behavior, Electric Energy, Aquatic Invasive Species, Learning from Plants, Animal Camp, Geocaching and Chemical Reactions.
“Children gain a greater understanding of how science affects the world around them,” said Gartner, “when they learn from people who are experts in their field who draw on real life experiences.”
The classes are held every Tuesday after school from 3:45 to 5 p.m. at the museum, beginning Feb. 7 and running through March 27. Students from Northland Pines Elementary School in Eagle River can take a bus directly from school to the museum. Class size is limited to ensure that more attention is paid to each student. Cost is $40 per child, and includes a snack and play time in the museum prior to class. Pre-registration is required.
“Where else can kids dissect an owl pellet, gold pan with a geologist and treasure hunt with a GPS right in their backyard?” said Gartner.
For more information, or to register, call the museum at (715) 479-4623.