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Anchorage Museum Community Supported Education Activity Boxes
Bring home the activity box that offers hours of hands-on and virtual learning activities for toddlers, youth and adults. This portable kit curated by museum professionals is full of community-sourced materials, ideas and resources for hands-on fun, learning and imaginative play.
Build an interactive museum experience at home every month while learning remotely and using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) skills. Anchorage Museum activity boxes deliver portable Northern-themed projects, activities and inspiration.
What’s inside: hands-on making, experiments, community profiles and readings that offer learning tools that can be tailored to many different ages and interests. Select the box that's right for you: toddler, youth (4th-8th grades) or adult.
Perfect for: homeschooling parents, after school groups, early learning facilities and adult community groups and individuals. Each box includes lesson plans to give you quick-start guidelines and ideas for how to use your box.
Next Museum Community Supported Education (CSE) Activity Box Theme: WATER
Learn how water supports and shapes northern landscapes and lifeways with resources from US Fish and Wildlife Service. Each box includes resources which stimulate all five senses. Scroll down for box descriptions, and reserve your box by Monday, Sept. 20.
Pick Up Dates:
Friday, Sept. 24, at the Anchorage Museum
Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Loussac Library
$25, museum members $22.50
Investigate water with your young learner through five hands-on art and science activities focused around the five senses. Engage in learning about pitch and sounds through a musical water glass xylophone. Create your own high-flying bubble solution, experimenting with various scents and bubble wand shapes to see what makes the best bubbles. Invent your own fruit-infused water flavors and freeze them into tasty homemade treats using your popsicle mold. Discover why some objects float while other objects sink and create your own foil boat.
Activities curated for young learners ages 2-6 with adult assistance. Click here to reserve your box.
Explore hands-on activities related to water and its connections to Alaska. Engineer and test a model fishing boat, discover Earth’s limited supply of freshwater resource, and investigate how climate change impacts our oceans. Model a watershed to connect the mountains to the sea and create an art piece using special materials.
Activities curated for learners ages 10-14, adult assistance suggested for ages 7-9. Click here to reserve your box.
Make your own water-based artwork using fun and unique materials. Examine Anchorage’s watersheds and how they helped shape the history of our local area. Learn about how about water filtration processes as you build your own filter and investigate the diverse ecosystem that makes up our local waterways.
Activities curated for learners ages 15 and older. Click here to reserve your box.
For more information, email Molissa Udevitz