College Of Arts And Sciences To Host UW Day At The Museums May 15

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Students examine skulls in the UW Anthropology Museum, one of the museums that will be part of UW Day at the Museums May 15 for sixth-graders from around Wyoming. (UW Photo)

The University of Wyoming’s College of Arts and Sciences is inviting sixth-grade students from across the state to visit Laramie for a “UW Day at the Museums” event May 15.

“We are excited to offer this opportunity for the very first time and to showcase the arts and sciences through UW’s unique museums, planetarium and makerspaces,” Dean Paula Lutz says. “There will be so much to see and many exciting, hands-on activities to enjoy, all surrounding the 2019 theme of ‘Collecting Color.’ The university is looking forward to welcoming sixth-grade students to campus and sharing these facilities and activities with them.”

Participants will attend three tours or hands-on workshops in UW’s museums, planetarium or makerspaces from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 15. Teachers must register their classes by April 30, as space is limited.

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After arriving on campus, participants will be welcomed by Lutz before heading to two workshops for an hour each. Lunch will be provided, followed by the final hour long workshop. A full schedule of events can be found at www.uwyo.edu/as/uw_day_at_museum.html.

Participants are encouraged to dress for hands-on creativity and Wyoming weather, which means clothes that can get dirty, comfortable shoes and layers.

Participating units include the UW Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium, the UW Geological Museum, the Rocky Mountain Herbarium, the UW Anthropology Museum, the UW Archaeological Repository, the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Science Kitchen, the UW Art Museum, the UW Museum of Vertebrates and the UW makerspaces.

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For more information and to register, visit www.uwyo.edu/as/uw_day_at_museum.html.

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