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City Museum announces Juneau Explorers classes

Posted: July 20, 2011 - 7:13pm

The Juneau Douglas City Museum has announced this year’s classes for the Juneau Explorers program.

This year the Juneau Explorers will run from 12:30–4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug. 12.

Kids ages 8-11 are invited to join this weeklong exploration of Juneau’s history, art, environment and culture.

Participants may select individual days or the entire week.

Schedule of activities:

Monday

Gold Rush: Hike to the Perseverance trailhead, pan for gold with Steve Harrison and tour the Last Chance Mining Museum. Cost: $25.20

Tuesday

Treadwell Through a Child’s Eyes: Hear stories about growing up in the company town of Treadwell while viewing ruins and hiking the historic Treadwell Trail. Then head to Sandy Beach for Andy Goldsworthy–inspired art projects. Cost: $27.30

Wednesday

Alaskan Hats: Look at the many hats Alaskans have worn at the Alaska State Museum exhibit: “Just Old Hats: Headgear in Alaska History.” Then create your own Alaskan hats at the City Museum. Cost: $27.30

Thursday

Carving Stories: Learn about Tlingit culture and their art of woodcarving. Examine carved objects at the City Museum and around town. Watch a carver at Ravensong Studio, then head back to the City Museum to carve your own story out of clay. Cost: $28.35

Friday

Glacier Adventure: Travel to Mendenhall Glacier and tour the Visitors Center to learn about how glaciers are formed and the environment surrounding the glacier. Hike the trails and create your own painting with artist Barbara Craver. Cost: $33.60

The cost is $141.75 for the entire week, or see daily prices listed above. Cost includes all materials fees, transportation during the camp, a light snack and CBJ sales tax is also included.

Registration forms are available at the Museum’s front desk or online at http://www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum/juneauexplorers.php.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Class size is limited.

For more information or to register contact Alysia at the City Museum at 586-3572.

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