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Community Events

The following events are considered by the Burke Museum to be of potential interest to our members.

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Geology of our National Parks with Dr. Stan Chernicoff

Tues., Apr. 28, 2015 | 7 – 8:30 pm

North America's National Parks are some of the world's most scenically spectacular places. They are also extraordinary laboratories in which to explore and discover virtually all things geological. This 4-week lecture series, which will highlight some of the very best geological stories within America's parks, focuses on the American West -- from Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Tetons in the Rockies to the wonders of the Colorado Plateau in Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Petrified Forest, and the Grand Canyon.

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Free First Thursdays

Thurs., May 7, 2015 | 10 am – 8 pm

On the first Thursday of every month, admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum will remain open until 8 pm. We hope you can visit us!

College Inn Pub

Burke Trivia Night at the College Inn Pub

Thurs., May 7, 2015 | 8 – 10 pm

The Burke Museum presents a monthly pub quiz for science buffs, culture gurus, and museum lovers. Bring your friends to the College Inn Pub and test your knowledge of the natural world. Compete with other teams for drink vouchers and other prizes. Teams are limited to 6 players. Cost: $5 per team.

Burke Trivia Night happens every first Thursday at 8 pm at the College Inn Pub.

Hosted by the Burke Museum at the College Inn Pub, 4006 University Way NE. Support for Trivia Night was provided by the University of Washington Graduate School. This is a 21+ event.

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Gems and Geology: Girl Scout Day

Sat., May 16, 2015 | 10 am – 3 pm

Junior Girl Scouts, Brownies, and Daisies are invited to participate in hands-on earth science activities to become a Burke Young Naturalist. Sleuth out real jewels from fake look-alikes, investigate fossil mysteries, watch rocks transform into gems, design your own paper crystal, and more!

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Navigating Micronesia

Sun., May 17, 2015 | 11 am – 4 pm

Join the UW Micronesian Islands Club and the Burke Museum for a day of activities and programs celebrating the Micronesian community.

The day welcomes you with Micronesian Island club chants, songs and dance; then, experience the world premiere of the film Jilel (The Calling of the Shell), the story of a Marshallese girl who is confronted with the reality that her beloved homeland is vanishing because of rising seas caused by global warming, and how she turns the tide of doom. Meet the film’s writer and director, Jack Niedenthal, and get reactions from elders in the local Micronesian community to the film and the issues it raises. Learn about Micronesian design, delve into the history of Micronesians and their experiences at home and abroad, and view objects from the Burke collection that underscore the ingenuity and intelligence of cultures throughout Micronesia.