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Apr.
28
Burke Room

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.

May
9
Burke Museum

Artifact ID Day

Sat., May 9, 2015 | 1 – 3 pm

What do you collect? Come share your knowledge and objects with Burke Museum experts, and find out more about your intriguing artifacts. We can work with you on objects from Native American cultures, the Pacific Islands, Asia, and the natural world. No appraisals will be given, limit three items per person due to the event’s popularity.

May
10
Burke Museum

StoryCraft: Stories My Mother Taught Me

Sun., May 10, 2015 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Just for kids: hear stories from the best Native Storytellers in the Northwest! This three-part series features Native artists sharing stories that have been a part of their cultures for hundreds of years. Each story will be paired with a unique craft activity that children can build at the Burke and take home with them.

On May 10 (Mother's Day!), the second of three StoryCrafts: Elaine Grinnell shares stories that teach us how to live together as families and communities.

June
7
Burke Museum

StoryCraft: How the Earth was Formed

Sun., June 7, 2015 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Just for kids: hear stories from the best Native Storytellers in the Northwest! This three-part series features Native artists sharing stories that have been a part of their cultures for hundreds of years.  Each story will be paired with a unique craft activity that children can build at the Burke and take home with them.

June 7, the last of the StoryCrafts, How the Earth Was Formed: Gene Tagaban and Sondra Segundo team up to share traditional tales of the how the earth was brought into existence, and the early formation of animals, plants and humans. 

Special craft activity: learn the basics of formline drawing and draw your own magical creatures.