Discovery Days Summer 2017

Explore, Learn, Have Fun!

Discovery Days Summer 2017

Explore, Learn, Have Fun!

Discovery Days Summer 2017

Explore, Learn, Have Fun!

Discovery Days Summer 2017

Explore, Learn, Have Fun!

DISCOVERY DAYS SUMMER KIDS PROGRAMS - 2017

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Heath Hen Paper Sculptures

Even though they went extinct in 1932, the heath hen is still beloved. Learn sculpture techniques to create our own Heath Hens. 

Two Sessions:  July 5 and August 2

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Scavenger Hunt at the Federated Church

Solving a series of clues and riddle rhymes, explore the Island’s oldest church inside and out and learn about historic architecture.

Two Sessions:  July 6 and August 3

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Island Animal Collage

Love skunks, squirrels, seals? Otters, deer, owls? Make an Eric Carle inspired collage, and learn more about Island animal habitats.

Two Sessions:   July 11 and August 8

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What Floats Your Boat?

Learn the design principles of balance, ballast, weight bearing, and waterproofing, and construct a boat to test on the water.

Two Sessions:  July 12 and August 9

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Rare Moths of the Frost Bottom

Why do endangered moths pick frost bottoms created by glaciers for their home? Learn about these creatures, and make a dip-stained moth painting.

Two Sessions:  July 13 and August 10

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Fish Prints (Gyotaku)

Apply ink real and reproduction bluefish, flounder, and scallops to learn the Japanese art form Gyotaku once used to document how big your catch was.

Two Sessions:  July 18 and August 15

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Monsters in the Museum

Curate your own exhibit in a mini museum. Then, create badly behaved (paper) monsters to trash it!

Two Sessions:  July 19 and August 16

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Loïs Landscapes

Paint bright, saturated Vineyard landscapes using watercolor and tissue paper, inspired by Island artist Löis Maillou Jones.

Two Sessions:  July 20 and August 17

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Harpooning 101

Whales are no longer harpooned, but a lot can be learned about harpoon artifacts. Create your own harpoon, and test it on a giant (paper) whale.

Two Sessions:  July 25 and August 22

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Nature Prints

Use herbs from our colonial garden to try three print techniques: smashing, stamping, and solar grams with mint iced tea.

Two Sessions:  July 26 and August 23

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Sailor Valentines

Learn how whalers created exquisite gifts using intricate seashell patterns. Bring your own seashells or use ours to make treasure boxes.

Two Sessions:  July 27 and August 24

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Vintage Postcard Tower

Old Vineyard postcards are works of art and glimpses into history. They’re also building material! How much weight can a tower support? How high can it go?

One Session:  August 1

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