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Engineer it! Exploring Ancient Technologies @Baker

Engineer it! Exploring Ancient Technologies @Baker
Short presentation from Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural history followed by interactive experience with touchable artifacts and hands-on, engineering challenges.
  • When Jul 06, 2017 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM (US/Pacific / UTC-700)
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On July 6 and July 7, four Baker County libraries will host a program called “Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies” provided by the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

 

This one-hour experience is targeted for a family audience with elementary age children and is presented by a museum educator. The program includes a book reading (Dipnetting with Dad by Willie Sellars) and a short presentation (15 minutes) followed by activity tables offering touchable artifacts and hands-on, engineering challenge activities.

 

American people have always used science and engineering to create effective tools, homes, clothing, cooking methods and more, passing this knowledge down through generations. Many of these innovations are still being used today. Participants will have the opportunity to try out their own engineering skills while discovering technologies designed by Oregon’s first engineers to build a shelter, design a boat, weave a shoe, or invent a fishing tool.

 

Admission is free!


Baker County libraries tour schedule:


Location: Haines Branch Library

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Time: 10:00-11:00am


Location: Baker County Public Library (Baker City)

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Time: 2:30-3:30pm


Location: Richland Branch Library

Date: Friday, July 7, 2017

Time: 10:00-11:00am


Location: Huntington Library

Date: Friday, July 7, 2017

Time: 3:00-4:00pm


Contact Information


If you have any questions, contact the MNCH Outreach Program at mnchoutreach@uoregon.edu or phone 541-346-5019.