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April 30, 2015 Add to Favorites

Mahlburg Scholars Presents: The Monitoring and Protection of the Endangered Blandings Turtle

The Blanding's Turtle species is endangered in Illinois! Sit in on this informative lecture with Aaron Minson and Josh Sage to learn about a program in Boone County to monitor and protect these endangered species..before it is too late!...
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Apr

30

April 30, 2015 Add to Favorites

Home School Class: Geologic Materials and Landfills

Ages 10 and up.

Experiment with the three major Illinois unconsolidated earth materials, identifying their properties for landfill sites....
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Apr

30

May 2, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Archeology

Learn about archaeology in this hands-on workshop. Participate in a simulated archaeological dig, see and handle Native American artifacts and learn about a local Native American tribe. Two requirements will need to be completed ahead of time and reports presented during the workshop. Leaders will...
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May

2

May 7, 2015 Add to Favorites

Home School Workshop: A Close Look at Air

Conduct experiments to observe the properties of air.

All workshops are based on AIMS curriculum funded my the National Science Foundation

Ages 6-9....
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May

7

May 9, 2015 Add to Favorites

Burpee Explorers: Little Giants

Who are the little giants today? Meet frogs; our hidden carnivores of wetlands. Discover how modern amphibians are essential to the health of our environment. Get up close to real frogs!

Ages 6 and up....
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May

9

May 14, 2015 Add to Favorites

Home School Class: Society and Geological Hazards

Create a simulated model to investigate geological hazards and the impact of society's use of the landscape.

Ages 10 and up...
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May

14

May 21, 2015 Add to Favorites

Home School Workshop: The Wind Blows Which Way?

Observe and measure the speed and direction of the wind.

All workshops are based on AIMS curriculum funded by the National Science Foundation.

Ages 6-9...
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May

21

May 29, 2015 Add to Favorites

Trivia (on the Terrace)

Grab some friends and head to Burpee Museum for an evening of Trivia hosted by local radio and television personalities! Topics range from superheroes, natural history and pop culture, to current events, books, movies, and more! There is something for everyone! Cash bar available, and snacks provid...
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May

29

May 30, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Bird Study

This workshop will cover identifying characteristics of birds, bird calls, and equipment. We will take a walk along the river to see how many birds we can spot and identify, and make a bird feeder to take home. There will be some homework required, to be completed ahead, to earn this badge. Bring ...
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May

30

June 10, 2015 Add to Favorites

Animal Adventures

A wonderful opportunity for kids to learn about Burpee's Live Collection. Kids will meet the animals, spend time helping feed and care for them. Then, they will have a chance to explore specimens from the Museum's biology collection and use hands-on activities to learn about animals in the Permanent...
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Jun

10

June 15 - 18, 2015 Add to Favorites

Pathfinder Camp

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a natural history museum? Here is your chance to find out as you spend time behind-the-scenes of different departments in Burpee Museum, uncluding collections, prep lab, exhibits, and programming. Participants will have the opportunity to act as junior ass...
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Jun

15

June 18, 2015 Add to Favorites

Mornings at the Museum

Today's Topic: Dinosaurs
This camp is for the younger set with an interest in nature. Mornings will be spent exploring exhibits, hands-on activities, stories, games, and take home projects. Participants must bring a sack lunch and a snack each day. Ages 4-6...
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Jun

18

June 22 - 26, 2015 Add to Favorites

Explorer Camp

Explore all things "natural history" inside and outside Burpee Museum! This week-long camp covers a different topic each day, and brings them all together on Friday! Topics include: Paleontology, Geology, Ecology, Native American groups, and Astronomy. Each week covers a different aspect of the topi...
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Jun

22

June 29 - July 2, 2015 Add to Favorites

Pathfinder Camp

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a natural history museum? Here is your chance to find out as you spend time behind-the-scenes of different departments in Burpee Museum, uncluding collections, prep lab, exhibits, and programming. Participants will have the opportunity to act as junior ass...
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Jun

29

July 2, 2015 Add to Favorites

Mornings at the Museum

Today's Topic: Trees
This camp is for the younger set with an interest in nature. Mornings will be spent exploring exhibits, hands-on activities, stories, games, and take home projects. Participants must bring a sack lunch and a snack each day. Ages 4-6...
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Jul

2

July 6 - 10, 2015 Add to Favorites

Explorer Camp

Explore all things "natural history" inside and outside Burpee Museum! This week-long camp covers a different topic each day, and brings them all together on Friday! Topics include: Paleontology, Geology, Ecology, Native American groups, and Astronomy. Each week covers a different aspect of the topi...
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Jul

6

July 16, 2015 Add to Favorites

Mornings at the Museum

Today's Topic: Birds
This camp is for the younger set with an interest in nature. Mornings will be spent exploring exhibits, hands-on activities, stories, games, and take home projects. Participants must bring a sack lunch and a snack each day. Ages 4-6...
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Jul

16

July 20 - 24, 2015 Add to Favorites

Explorer Camp

Explore all things "natural history" inside and outside Burpee Museum! This week-long camp covers a different topic each day, and brings them all together on Friday! Topics include: Paleontology, Geology, Ecology, Native American groups, and Astronomy. Each week covers a different aspect of the topi...
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Jul

20

July 30, 2015 Add to Favorites

Mornings at the Museum

Today's Topic: Water
This camp is for the younger set with an interest in nature. Mornings will be spent exploring exhibits, hands-on activities, stories, games, and take home projects. Participants must bring a sack lunch and a snack each day. Ages 4-6...
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Jul

30

August 1, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Insect Study

Explore the world of insects. Come dressed to be outside as we learn about insects and search the Museum grounds to see what lives there. Some homework is required, worksheets will be provided upon registration. Bring a sack lunch and a blue card. Badges not provided.
Pre-registration and paym...
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Aug

1

August 3 - 7, 2015 Add to Favorites

Explorer Camp

Explore all things "natural history" inside and outside Burpee Museum! This week-long camp covers a different topic each day, and brings them all together on Friday! Topics include: Paleontology, Geology, Ecology, Native American groups, and Astronomy. Each week covers a different aspect of the topi...
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Aug

3

August 13, 2015 Add to Favorites

Mornings at the Museum

Today's Topic: Animals
This camp is for the younger set with an interest in nature. Mornings will be spent exploring exhibits, hands-on activities, stories, games, and take home projects. Participants must bring a sack lunch and a snack each day. Ages 4-6...
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Aug

13

August 15, 2015 Add to Favorites

The Local

Burpee's Summer Festival is back! The Local highlights the great things that Rockford has to offer. Come to Burpee Museum to enjoy live music, and take part in a foodie competition where local restaurants pair up with local breweries and wineries to create delicious samples for all to try!...
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Aug

15

September 25, 2015 Add to Favorites

Trivia (on the Terrace)

Come out to the Museum to show off your smarts! 95.3's Jeff Andrews will aim to stump you and your friends with a variety of fun questions covering topics from superheroes, natural history, pop culture, current events, movies, books, and more. Snacks and cash bar available!...
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Sep

25