Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 9:40 am - 2:00 pm
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
2316 W First Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
Meet at the Group Entrance on Riverside Ave by 9:40 am. Parking at the bottom of the parking structure is closest to the Group Entrance. DON'T go to the main entrance / admissions desk.
There are four components to this field trip:
- View - Nature Connects: LEGO Sculptures by Sean Kenney.
- Build - Lab: Balancing Act - LEGO Brick Tower Build
- Explore - Salmon and the Plateau Tribes
- Discover - Campbell House - "high tech" 100 years ago
You are the builder this time! The structure and maintenance of plants grown vertically often depends on the same principles of physics that apply to creating a freestanding building. Using LEGO® bricks to build a tower, this activity will introduce the basic physics fundamentals of design such as a strong wide base and narrow top, while exposing participants to the concept of vertical gardening.
Students will be introduced to the cultural and ecological significance of salmon to the Plateau tribes of our region through primary sources and material culture. Students will observe and discuss traditional fishing baskets in our galleries; explore the natural life cycle of salmon; and discuss our roles in protecting natural resources.
You will also get to tour the historic Campbell House and its Carriage House Visitor Center, which is filled with interactive activities and is a gallery unto itself. Learn about the Campbell household and the changes in business, community life, and technology that faced this family, its servants, and its community, circa 1910.
When you arrive, you'll be given a colored name tag for your group's color. You'll add your name to your name tag.
Activity #1 at 9:45 AM
Activity #2 at 10:45 AM
Lunch at 11:30 AM
Activity #3 at 12:15 PM
Activity #4 at 1:15 PM
Groups: Our large group will be divided into 4 smaller groups based on the average grade of the kids in your family who are attending. You can also request to be a group with other people. When you register, you'll be asked for your kids' grades and who you want to be with.
Lunch: You are welcome to bring sack lunches and eat on site. If you choose to bring sack lunches, please bring them with you into the museum when you arrive. A secure bin will be provided for your family's coats and lunches.
Ages: Students in grades K-12. Please do not bring younger kids.
Cost: $7 for students in grades K-12. Free for adults.
Tour limits: 150 students
Payment is required in advance via Paypal, credit card, debit card, or check. There is no "Pay at the Door." Your spots with our group are saved when payment is received. Payment is due one week before the field trip. If payment is not received by then, your reservation will be cancelled.
Cancellation Policy: You can have a full refund if you contact Exploring Families one week before the event. There is no refund if you cancel with less than one week before the event.