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Spaces still available in Juneau Explorers Program

Posted: August 3, 2011 - 3:43pm

There are still spots available in the Juneau Explorers Program, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum’s weeklong camp for kids ages 8-11. The camp, which runs from Aug. 8-12, includes activities such as panning for gold, hiking historic trails, learning about landscape art at the glacier and more! Participants may select individual days or the entire week.

Here’s a look at the scheudle.

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

Juneau Explorers runs from 12:30–4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug. 12. 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.

Registration forms are available at the museum’s front desk or online at www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum/juneauexplorers.php. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

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

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