Event held at Rum River North County Park Shelter Building, 23100 Rum River Blvd. NW St Francis 55070. A lively, hands-on programs about insects (Hissing roaches, Giant Silk moths) and related arthropods (spiders, scorpions, millipedes). LIVE critters and other fun props give the audience a unique opportunity to experience these fascinating creatures in a close-up, interactive manner. No registration, but seating is limited.
How will you engineer a system
to make paper? In the Growing Green
Hearts:Plantable Paper-MakingÔ program get a little messy as we work out the chemistry of fibers, parts
working together, seed-saving, recycling, and sustainability.
Creative cultural stories and artisan paper-making will get kids playing with
eSTEM while designing, experimenting, and thinking critically.
Bioluminescence is what we will explore in this program. Come learn how and why some things in nature shine their own light and with no batteries needed! Work with an artist to make your own glow-in-the-dark creature to take home. This program is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Clothing is taking up landfill space. What can we do to
help solve this problem? In the program Growing Green Hearts:Knot MeÔ
explore wants vs. needs, cultural uses of fabrics, fibers from the biosphere
and geosphere. Then play with knots and weaving tools and materials to create
environmentally friendly solutions.
Enjoy the outdoors while following the pages of a story laid out before you. Stop by the library afterwards to find a great book and complete a craft. Weather permitting. This program was funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Is a seed alive or not?
What are the needs of living things? Where can we grow seeds, plants, and
food for us and the animals that live in this place? In the program
Growing Green Hearts: Seeds for the SeasonÔ learn how and where to
best plant, grow, and save prairie seeds. Design a garden that creates
habitat for butterflies and pollinators.
Even though comic arts are inspired by imagination, they need to be rooted in reality. This class will teach you drawing fundamentals with a focus on how to draw realistic figures in different situations (standing, sitting, turning, and running), and how to stylize body-types, clothing, hairdos, and other effects to give your characters engaging and believable personalities. This class will take your manga technique to a whole new level of detail!
Seashells and volcanoes break
down into some pretty cool chemistry and rock talk! In the program
Growing Green Hearts:GeochemistryÔ for Minnesota, go back in time
in MN to better understand why the land here looks like it does today.
Solve a sandy mystery, get a little messy with “lava” and a bit crazy with
Enjoy a high energy performance by The Bazillions, an
exciting show filled with music and fun for the whole family. Celebrate
summer reading and the opening day of the Ham Lake Farmer’s Market. The
location for the show is still being determined. Contact the North
Central Library for location information, 763-324-1570. This program is
funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Just like every person is
special, every rock holds a unique story. In the program Growing Green
Hearts:Stories in RocksÔ you will better understand how
the scenery in Minnesota has changed over time as we dig into, act out, and
snack on ideas about gems, rocks, volcanoes, mining, and climate.
In these fun and active classes students will explore traditional yoga poses, breathing techniques and relaxation through literature, music and more! We will build strength, self-awareness, balance and concentration through movement. Entering grades 5-12. Registration required.
Get your ticket and come aboard the spacecraft in the
program Growing Green Hearts:Interstellar Water QuestÔ.
Students are crew members that experience the story of earth’s systems, explore
water chemistry through experiments, and practice deductive reasoning to save