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September 18, 2014 Add to Favorites

Homeschool Class: Water from the Ground

Experiment with porosity to see how geology controls our water resources and how ground water moves through unconsolidated materials....
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Sep

18

September 25, 2014 Add to Favorites

Behind the Brew: TEA (part 2)

Chai Town Tea Inc's Chief Tea Guide will present the first of two programs, exploring the history of tea, from its beginnings in China to present day U.S.

*Tea tasting included!

Part 1: Thursday, September 11th, 6:30-8PM
Part 2: Thursday, September 25th, 6:30-8PM

Visit Chai...
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Sep

25

September 27, 2014 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Webelos: Naturalist

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Sep

27

September 27, 2014 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Webelos: Forester

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Sep

27

October 2, 2014 Add to Favorites

Home School Workshop: A Watershed in Your Hand

Create a watershed model. Discover how water flows!...
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Oct

2

October 9 - 23, 2014 Add to Favorites

Behind the Brew: COFFEE

Presented by Rockford Roasting Co.:

Learn all about the history and brewing process of coffee, and sample different varieties!

Part 1: Thursday, October 9th, 6:30-8PM
Part 2: Thursday, October 23rd, 6:30-8PM

Visit Rockfordroastingcompany.com for more information....
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Oct

9

October 9, 2014 Add to Favorites

Homeschool Class: Your Ecological Address

Identify your watershed. Experiment with capacity of aquifers and water production rates....
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Oct

9

October 11, 2014 Add to Favorites

National Fossil Day and Special Mahlburg Scholars Lecture

Burpee Museum of Natural History is a proud partner of National Fossil Day: a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.

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Oct

11

October 16, 2014 Add to Favorites

Homeschool Workshop: Hello Watershed

Discover who and what shares your watershed....
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Oct

16

October 18, 2014 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Indian Lore

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Oct

18

October 20, 2014 Add to Favorites

Adult Program: Nature Journaling

Come to Burpee this fall for our new Adult Programs- no prior experience required!

Learn some different journaling techniques as you get up close to plant and animal specimens. We’ll enjoy some time by the Rock River right outside the Museum (weather permitting). Make your own journal to ...
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Oct

20

October 23, 2014 Add to Favorites

Homeschool Class: A Well Placed Well

Discover variables effecting depth of the water table. Identify the difference betweem "aquifer" and "aquiclude."...
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Oct

23

October 24, 2014 Add to Favorites

Night Sounds

Halloween fun for the whole family! Come to the museum for a trick-or-treating event like no other. Visit all 4 floors in the museum for different activities and stations and see for yourself items from the museum's collections!...
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Oct

24

October 27, 2014 Add to Favorites

Adult Program: Rock Art

Come to Burpee this fall for our new Adult Programs- no prior experience required!

Learn about cairns, their history and the cultures which have used them. Examine a variety of rocks, including erratics, known as “travelling” rocks. Create a piece of rock art for your coffee table, porch...
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Oct

27

October 30, 2014 Add to Favorites

Homeschool Workshop: What Makes Soil?

Not all soil is the same! Examine the composition of different soils and identify layers of soil....
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Oct

30

November 3, 2014 Add to Favorites

Adult Program: Native American Beading

Come to Burpee this fall for our new Adult Programs- no prior experience required!

Burpee has an amazing collection of Native American beadwork – most of it in the collections storage area. This is a chance to see some of these pieces, learn a little about the style and design elements, a...
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Nov

3

November 6, 2014 Add to Favorites

Homeschool Class: Geology all Around Us

Discover just how important geology is in everyday lives....
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Nov

6

November 8, 2014 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Webelos: Geologist

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Nov

8

November 8, 2014 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Webelos: Naturalist

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Nov

8

November 10, 2014 Add to Favorites

Adult Program: Haiku for You

Come to Burpee this fall for our new Adult Programs- no prior experience required!

Time to be mindful and live in the moment as we enter the hectic period leading up to the holidays! Enjoy elements of nature and learn techniques for capturing the moment with haiku. Weather permitting, we’...
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Nov

10

November 13, 2014 Add to Favorites

Behind the Brew: BEER

Presented by Rockford Brewing Co.:
Explore different types of beer, its process, and tasty samples to try!

*Must be 21 and older

Visit Rockfordbrewingco.com for more information....
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Nov

13

November 13, 2014 Add to Favorites

Homeschool Workshop: Don\\\'t Mix Me UP!

Some plants grow better in certain soil; study soild and their effect on plant growth....
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Nov

13

November 20, 2014 Add to Favorites

Homeschool Class: Interpreting Earth\'s History

Apply principles of superposition, original horizontality, cross-cutting relationships and uniformitarianism....
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Nov

20

November 22, 2014 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Geology

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Nov

22

December 1, 2014 Add to Favorites

Adult Program: Talking \'Dinos\'

Come to Burpee this fall for our new Adult Programs- no prior experience required!

Pachycephalosaurus, Triceratops, Apatosaurus – have you ever wondered where those crazy, unpronounceable names came from? Here is your chance to get up to speed with recent information on dinosaurs, keep up...
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Dec

1

December 4, 2014 Add to Favorites

Homeschool Workshop: Hard as a Rock

All rocks are hard, but some are harder than others! Experiment with characteristics of rocks....
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Dec

4

December 5 - 6, 2014 Add to Favorites

Overnight Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Astronomy

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Dec

5

December 11, 2014 Add to Favorites

Homeschool Class: Build Illinois

Build a 3-Dimensional map of Illinois to show its geologic history and sedimentary structures...
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Dec

11

December 15, 2014 Add to Favorites

Adult Program: Wearable Book

Come to Burpee this fall for our new Adult Programs- no prior experience required!

Throughout history the book has been used as both art and a means of presenting information. After observing minerals and shells which have been used in bookmaking in the past, you can make a tiny book using ...
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Dec

15

December 18, 2014 Add to Favorites

Homeschool Workshop: Pet Rocks and Memory Rocks

Do you have a pet rock? Discover all the ways people use rocks!...
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Dec

18

December 20, 2014 Add to Favorites

Jr. Girl Scouts: Jeweler

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Dec

20

December 22, 2014 Add to Favorites

Critter Club

For ages 9 and up
Here’s a wonderful opportunity to meet and learn about the museum’s live animals as you spend the morning feeding and caring for them. Burpee’s live animals include an assortment of reptiles, a tarantula, hissing cockroaches, a salamander and fish. Space is limited. Pre...
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Dec

22

December 29, 2014 Add to Favorites

Critter Club

Here’s a wonderful opportunity to meet and learn about the museum’s live animals as you spend the morning feeding and caring for them. Burpee’s live animals include an assortment of reptiles, a tarantula, hissing cockroaches, a salamander and fish. Space is limited. For ages 9 and up...
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Dec

29

December 31, 2014 Add to Favorites

New Year Around the World

Join us for this annual family celebration to welcome the arrival of the New Year! On each hour participants can welcome the New Year as it occurs around the globe. Families can make a variety of traditional new Year crafts from around the world and see displays of items from other countries, includ...
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Dec

31

January 2, 2015 Add to Favorites

Critter Club

Here’s a wonderful opportunity to meet and learn about the museum’s live animals as you spend the morning feeding and caring for them. Burpee’s live animals include an assortment of reptiles, a tarantula, hissing cockroaches, a salamander and fish. Space is limited. For ages 9 and up...
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Jan

2

January 10, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Archeology

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Jan

10

January 24, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Wolves and Bears: Indian Lore

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Jan

24

February 20 - 21, 2015 Add to Favorites

Overnight Scout Program for Webelos: Astronomy

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Feb

20

March 28, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Webelos: Geologist

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Mar

28

March 28, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Mammal Study

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Mar

28

April 18, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Webelos: Naturalist

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Apr

18

April 18, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Webelos: Forester

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Apr

18

May 2, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Archeology

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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May

2

May 30, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Bird Study

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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May

30

August 1, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Insect Study

Use our exhibits and experienced staff to enhance your scouting program! We offer badge and pin workshops for a wide age range of Scouts. Participants will complete all of the requirements for a specific badge or pin unless otherwise stated. Badges and pins not provided....
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Aug

1