2018 Youth Programs
Mountain Arts for Youth: programs invite school aged youth to join artists and naturalists for a series of summer arts workshops for kids designed to connect them with the natural world around them. Program Director Lara Applebaum. $5 per participant. All programs meet from 1-4 pm at Porphyry Place in McCarthy, unless otherwise specified.
Wednesday, 6/27- Thursday, 6/28: Middle School Geology Camp
Friday, 7/6: Predators and Prey - Learn about the interconnections of local animals in relation to the food chain with Elizabeth Schafer.
Monday, 7/9: Painting with Alcohol Ink - Naomi Young returns to teach alcohol ink painting on canvas.
Friday, 7/13- Saturday, 7/14: Elementary School Geology Camp
Join local educators and scientists for a campout along the Root Glacier Trail. Explore and learn in your surroundings about glaciology and its relationship with the neighboring boreal forest. Adult chaperone required for elementary school participants.
Monday, 7/16: Stained Glass Mosaics - Gina Merlino will lead us in crafting stained glass mosaics inspired by the beauty of the Wrangell Mountains.
Friday, 7/20: For the Birds - Observe birds, play bird bingo, learn about “preening,” and make a bird mobile and your own birdwatching binoculars with Stefanie Tschappat.
Monday, 7/23 Printmaking - Learn about a specific type of printmaking, gelatin monoprinting, with Robin Child. Create an accordion book of layered prints from found objects and textures as well as homemade stencils.
Friday, 7/27: Magnetism - Cynthia Shidner will teach us about the scientific method with magnets. Geared towards early elementary school aged youth.
Monday, 7/30: Macro Painting - Join Lara Applebaum as we create macro paintings to illustrate another perspective of common natural elements.
Mountain Arts and Science for Preschoolers - Recommended for ages 2 to 5 with caregiver present. Participants will be guided through a nature-themed art activity each week and are invited to bring a sack lunch for a group picnic afterwards. $5 per child. Meets at Porphyry Place from 11am-12:30pm on the following Wednesdays:
6/27: Yoga Poses and Painting
7/18: Rock Art
7/25: Kitchen Chemistry
Kids Making History, July 1st, Meet at 1 pm at the McCarthy-Kennicott Historical Museum. For the 8th year running, The WMC will partner with the McCarthy-Kennicott Historical Museum for this afternoon event. We’ll start at the Museum for a look at what kids did back when McCarthy was an active mining town. From there a guest historian will lead the group on a walking tour of downtown with an emphasis on what it was like to be a kid in McCarthy years ago. Back at the WMC, the group will document their own stories. This information will be archived at the museum--helping to create a living document of today’s Kennecott Kids. All ages of children are welcome to join us in learning about McCarthy while also documenting their own moments in history! $5 per participant.
Banner Photo: Nathaniel Wilder