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MakeMuseum Maker Education Programs

The Hanover Arts and Science Festival featured performances by all county bands, orchestras, and chorus. Select art and science exhibits were on display from every school in the district. Hanover County 4-H and The Georgetown School once again hosted the makerspace, where kids and families could gets hands-on with activities. An additional exhibit featured robotics and animatronics. Students from host Atlee High School qualified for the national robotics competition.

The 20117 Virginia Train Collectors Show was held in the makerspace Saturday, November 11th. Model trains and toys from the past century were on display along with train layout displays in several gauges. Youth in K-3 STEM classes and afterschool makers spent Friday creating a 1/24 scale G gauge train layout for the show. Kids got hands on with train related maker activities, as well as driving the trains.

Middle school students visited the Freckle Flower Farm to see a local family farm operation and learn hands-on horticulture & pollination, complete with a few live birds and bees. From field to vase, the students were taught how to design and make their own floral arrangements like a professional. The Freckled Flower Farm’s garden of blooms is located in the rural town of Montpelier, Virginia. Our farm is just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of the City of Richmond. This peaceful 40+acre property has been farmed for decades by the Mallory Family, from chickens to pigs to…

Ashland, Virginia is well known by travelers for its convenient location north of Richmond on I95. The Ashland Museum is located just across the tracks in the center of town and is open for visitors on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Find out more at: http://ashlandmuseum.org/ Global Arts and Culture campers got a special tour of the Ashland Museum and Caboose, before visiting sites of historic significance downtown on a walking tour along the tracks. The historic train station is still active and includes a local railroad museum. where the youth were provided welcome gifts and hospitality from town officials.

Global Arts and Culture campers visited Meadow Farm Museum to see how children lived in the 1800’s on a farm. This living museum located near I95 and I250 in Richmond, VA is a convenient and free stopover for families traveling on vacation. Along with the museum the park features a first class playground with picnic shelters. Find out more about the museum at: http://henrico.us/rec/places/meadow-farm/ Meadow Farm Museum, an 1860 living history farm site and museum, presents programs and exhibits on the culture of the rural South. Costumed interpreters provide insight into the lives of Dr. John Mosby Sheppard, the owner…

Youth in the Global Arts and Culture Camp visited Meadow Farm Museum to learn games children played on the farm in the 1800’s. Wooden sticks, hoops, and bowling pins provided entertainment for campers, who experienced a day in the life of their ancestors. Find out more about Meadow Farm Museum at http://henrico.us/rec/places/meadow-farm/.

World of Water Campers learned about local wildlife and conservation from Austin at Bass Pro Shop in Ashland, Virginia. Austin identified local wildlife and fish and talked about their roles in our environment. Campers learned how each of the giant murals on the walls represented different sections of their state, from the mountains to the ocean. Campers provided the daily feedings and learned about nutrition for the fish in an outdoor pond. Find out more about the Ashland, Virginia store at https://stores.basspro.com/us/va/ashland/11550-lakeridge-parkway.html Bass Pro Shops is working to ensure the health of our fish and wildlife resources for generations to…

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