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Ohio Chautauqua-Burton Family Day

June 10 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Free

Family Day Celebration: The Natural World

Susan Marie Frontczak

Susan Marie Frontczak

9:30-10:30
Treasure the Earth’s Magic
Susan Marie Frontczak 

Give the planet a hug in this fun-filled program that celebrates the world we share with nature. The program includes stories that teach us about nature and stories that use nature to teach us about ourselves. Learn why geese fly in a “V.” Discover an unusual interdependence between species. And take some friendly advice from a tree. You will discover why storyteller Susan Marie Frontczak’s motto is “Give me a place to stand and I will take you someplace else.”

 

Gene Worthington

Gene Worthington

10:30-12:00
Exploring the Natural World
Gene Worthington

Teddy Roosevelt was a naturalist as heart. He loved being outdoors: hiking, hunting, and studying nature. After becoming president in 1901, he used his authority to protect wildlife and public lands. Discover the natural world on this nature walk with Gene Worthington. Using field guides, you’ll identify the plants and animals you see along the way, and make a journal of your discoveries.

 

 

 

12:00-12:30 Snack time

 

Dan Cutler

Dan Cutler

12:30-1:30
Prehistoric Peoples: How Primitive were They?
Dan Cutler

Chief Cornstalk lived in Ohio before the American Revolution, a time of great change for the Shawnee peoples. In this hands-on workshop, Dan shares his extensive collection of natural items and replica tools made in the manner of the prehistoric peoples of the Ohio country. Learn about home life in the Native villages and fire-starting techniques, explore games played by the pre-Columbian boys and girls, and examine the important roles played by the “three sisters”—corn, beans, and squash.

 

 

 

Susan Marie Frontczak

Susan Marie Frontczak

1:30-2:30
Young Scientists
Susan Marie Frontczak 

Scientist Marie Curie conducted experiments in the lab to discover the properties of radium. Participants in this workshop will conduct simple experiments in which they observe, make predictions, and experiment.

 

 

Dianne Moran

Dianne Moran

2:30-3:30
Animal Researchers
Dianne Moran

As an animal researcher, Dian Fossey Examine live animals and animal biofacts to uncover animal secrets. Participants may wish to sketch the biofacts and animals in their journal.

3:30-4:30
Family Day activities hosted by Geauga Historical Society, including relays, scavenger hunt, and more.
4:30-5:00
Burton Founders’ Day
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Details

Date:
June 10
Time:
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.ohiohumanities.org/ohio-chautauqua/burton-2017/

Venue

Century Village Museum
14653 East Park St.
Burton, OH 44021 United States
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Phone:
(440) 834-1492
Website:
http://centuryvillagemuseum.org/