Thursday, July 1, 2010

Splash! Into New York State Water Science

Thursday July 8th @ 7pm. This program is presented by Carol Smalley and in this 90-minute hands-on program, participants will experience water with their senses; perform an auditory rain-making activity (while learning about the importance of water to all living things);
croak with the frogs (including the wood frog, the state amphibian) while creating their own musical notation system to record the sounds of nature; explore the physics of water by devising a musical water xylophone (to accompany the frogs); capture a moment of water time using haiku (based on the River of Words poetry project); and experiment with Gyotaku, the Japanese art of fish printing (with a replica of a trout, the state fish).

Bonus - ice cream and strawberries after the program!

7/16 - check Carol's blog for photos of our program!

“This program was supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.”

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