Join a group of explorers on the second Saturdays of the month (March-July from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm, unless otherwise noted) to discover the curiosity of nature at Dale’s Ridge and areas surrounding Lewisburg. Each session will introduce a new way of seeing and being in the natural world: from art to science to history! We’ll be together in safe ways outdoors, learning about the world around us and how we can help keep nature healthy. Recommended for children 4-10 years old and their families.
Program made possible by collaboration between the Lewisburg Children's Museum, Bucknell University Humanities Center, Merrill W. Linn Land & Waterways Conservancy, and the Union County Historical Society.
Masks and physical distancing are recommended. This event is $7 per family. Space is limited.
Upcoming sessions include:
September 10 at 2 pm-3:30 pm: Exploring Botany
October 8 at 2 pm-3:30 pm: Exploring Geology
November 12 at 2 pm-3:30 pm: Exploring Storytelling and Creative Writing
The Bucknell Humanities Center (BHC) is partnering with the LCM this summer to sponsor the project Living History: Community Perspective and Observations during COVID. The project invites children, young adults, and their families to reflect on their experiences of COVID-19 by completing take-home work kits that will eventually be compiled into a community-authored archival book.
Families can pick up Living History & Summer Reading Home Bags at the Museum. The bag of supplies is funded by the BHC and holds the tools for families to color, write and/or draw their own lived experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families can use prompt questions found on the postcard in the bag as a starter conversation for documenting their story.
This project is the first Public Humanities Initiative for the BHC. It was conceived and designed by Kathi Venios, administrative assistant for the BHC, who worked in close collaboration with Professor Claire Campbell, history, and BHC director and Professor Maria Antonaccio, religious studies.
“This community-wide project, Living History, aligns with the library’s mission for community programming and outreach, and spotlights the value of its resources for local history,” says Venios. “It will introduce kids, pre-teens, teens and adults to the ideas of community memory, local history, archives and records, and provides an opportunity for everyone to express their lived experiences in a creative and inclusive way.”
All completed materials should be returned to the Museum by August 15 so they can be compiled into the final product.