Spaces still available for youth program, Juneau Explorers Week

Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2009

JUNEAU - Spaces are still available for the Juneau-Douglas City Museum's and The Canvas' Juneau Explorers Week, a program for youth ages 8 to 11 to do activities that explore Juneau's history, environment and culture, as well as a variety of outdoor and indoor activities. Juneau Explorers Week will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 10 to 14.

The schedule of activities are as follows:

Monday - "Gold Rush!": Hike up to the Last Chance Mining Museum, tour the museum and pan for gold.

Tuesday - "Old vs. New": Take a tour of architectural styles in Juneau's historic downtown area, tour Juneau's first "green" building and create an architectural design at the Canvas.

Wednesday - Gallery walk: Tour art exhibits at the City Museum, Alaska State Museum, Juneau Arts & Humanities Center and the Canvas. Meet carver, Arthur Johnson and make a linoleum print.

Thursday - "Treadwell Through a Child's Eyes": Learn about what it was like to grow up in Treadwell, hike the historic trail and make Jackson Pollock style art on Sandy Beach.

Friday - "Meet the Plants of the Southeast": A nature hike to learn about the plants of Southeast Alaska, then head to The Canvas to make your own paper.

The cost is $21 per day or $105 for the entire week. Cost includes all materials and fees. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. For more information or to register, contact Alysia at 586-3572. Information is also available at

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