July 9th: Creature Comforts: Beaver Dam Grades K-2 (Virtual)
How do wild animals create their homes? In this workshop, you will re-create a beaver dam. Beavers are among the animal world's most accomplished "architects!"
-Cardboard base (at least 14x14 inches, can be from a mailing box)
-Construction and/or tissue paper, especially green, blue, and brown
-Twigs collected from outside OR paper straws
-Scissors, tape, & glue
-Optional: small recycled box for the beaver dam that you glue twigs on.You can use supplies you already have at home to embellish your model: pipe cleaners, playdough, toothpicks, cardboard scraps, pinecones, and other natural materials, markers, plastic animal figurines, etc.
Have fun designing spaces for our animal friends using simple household supplies. Children will first explore how animals create their homes. Then we will investigate how humans create spaces for animals. Each week is a new, exciting activity. Please check the calendar description for materials/supplies you will need to have at home. Engaging and interactive instruction by ArchForKids, which provides hands-on, minds-on architecture projects for young people (www.archforkids.com)
This is a 4 week series of virtual programs that will be held on Zoom. Registration will begin one week before the program. Please register with an email you check regularly to receive the Zoom link.