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Education :: Course Descriptions

PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN TOUCH/TALKS


Program Duration: 30 minutes
Grade Level: 3 years - Kindergarten
Availability: September - June

A...B...What Do You See?
Explore the Museum’s Adirondack wilderness exhibit on an alphabet treasure hunt. Stop near a stream where men are fishing, howl like a wolf and come face to kneecap with a mighty moose! Touch tree bark or animal tracks and keep your eyes and ears open for the call of the loon.
NYS Standards: LA 1, 2

Cradleboards and Cornhusk Dolls
Explore the life of a young Iroquois child of 500 years ago by pounding corn into cornmeal in a wooden mortar, strapping on a cradleboard, holding a cornhusk doll, and exploring a full-size re-creation of a section of a Mohawk longhouse. Students will see how corn grows in The Growing Field where, if they look closely, they will discover a hidden snake and a spider-web.
NYS Standards: SS 1, 3, 4


Fur and Feathers

Come face to fowl with a duck and an owl!  View various mammals of New York to observe their differences and their similarities. Touch the teeth of a squirrel and a beaver and learn if they are related. What does a fox have in common with a hawk? Touch a beaver pelt or bear fur.  Is it soft? Is it warm? Learn why these adaptations are so important to animal life in upstate New York!
NYS Standards: MST 4



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