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City Museum's Juneau Explorers Week offered at the end of the month

Posted: July 12, 2012 - 12:04am  |  Updated: July 15, 2012 - 12:02am

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will offer its Juneau Explorers Week program Monday, July 30, through Friday, August 3. Geared toward kids ages 8-11, the week includes explorations of Juneau’s history, art, culture and environment.

Participants will learn about a variety of art styles, how to use maps and compasses, pan for gold and more. Participants may register for individual days or the entire week. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

Monday – Carving Stories: Kids will learn about Tlingit woodcarving from carver Duane Bosch and examine carved objects at the museum and around town. Then they will learn printmaking techniques with artist Sherri McDonald and carve their own artwork.

Tuesday – Stay on Course: Kids will learn how to use topographical maps and compasses with Pete Schneider of the USFS at Sandy Beach then explore the Treadwell Trail and make their own waterwheels.

Wednesday – Art in the Wild: Naturalist Kevin O’Malley will lead a hike, then kids will create their own Andy Goldsworthy-inspired artwork.

Thursday – Juneau Perspectives: Kids will explore different vantage points around town and atop Mount Roberts via the tram, then learn about set design and creating backdrops with artist Averyl Veliz, whose exhibit “A Klondike Tale: A Juneau Perspective” is currently on display at the museum.

Friday – Mining Juneau’s Gold: Kids will learn about Juneau’s mining past on the A.G. Mine Tour, then learn how to pan for gold.

Juneau Explorers Week runs Monday through Friday from 12:30–4:30 p.m. daily, beginning July 30. The cost is $180 for the entire week, or $36 per day. Cost includes all materials fees, transportation during the camp, and a light snack. Tax not included.

Registration forms are available at the museum or online at www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum/classes.php. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

For more information or to register contact Alysia at 586-3572. Class size is limited.

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