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March 21, 2012

Healthy Kids Day

With PCC Natural Markets and Oxbow Farm
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Sunday, April 15, 2012, 10 am – 2 pm

Seattle–Kids are invited to the Burke Museum for a special day of activities focused on fun, food, and nutrition. Learn about different types of food and where they grow in the Burke “Edu-Kitchen.” Mix your own trail mix with PCC Natural Markets. Use seeds, soil, and newspaper to make a starter pot with Oxbow Farm. Children can also plant sunflowers and learn the growing times of flowers and vegetables in the Northwest.

Healthy Kids Day is presented in conjunction with Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, which features photographs of children and families from around the world. Compare what you eat to 9-year-old Emil Masden, a boy from Greenland who drives his own team of sled dogs to help his father hunt for seals and musk ox. Learn about how 10-year-old Jessica Ayme’s role as a sheep herder helps feed her family.

Included with museum admission; free for Burke members. Are you a PCC member? Discover what the world eats—and so much more—through Burke membership! For 2012, PCC members receive $10 off basic membership levels. See www.burkemuseum.org for details.

Healthy Kids Day is part of the Burke Museum’s participation in Let’s Move Museums and Gardens, an initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama that is dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation. For more information on Let’s Move, go to www.imls.gov/about/letsmove.aspx.

High resolution images available, contact burkepr@uw.edu.

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The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursdays. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Prorated parking fees are $15 and partially refundable upon exit if paid in cash. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org. The Burke Museum is an American Association of Museums accredited museum.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at dso@u.washington.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days. 

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Young visitors shop in the Burke Museum’s “Edu-Kitchen,” part of the Hungry Planet exhibit.
Photo by Kerry Dahlen