Bring home the Anchorage Museum in a box with the Community Supported Education (CSE) project to receive thoughtfully curated activities and educational resources boxes. Each CSE box includes engaging resources and activities that allow you to create an Anchorage Museum experience at home. Explore themes related to Alaska and the North through hands-on making, experiments, community profiles and readings. Select the CSE that is right for your age bracket: toddler, youth (4th-8th grades) or adult.
This box will examine the theme of water and how it supports and shapes northern landscapes and lifeways with community partner US Fish and Wildlife Service. Each box includes resources which stimulate all five of the senses. Sign up for your CSE box by September 20th with details on pick up dates and locations to follow in registration email.
Pick Up Dates:
Friday, Sept. 24, at the Anchorage Museum
Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Loussac Library
BLINK Box (ages 2-6):
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.
Youth Box (ages 10-14, adult assistance suggested for ages 7-9):
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.
Adult Box (ages 15+):
Embrace the power of water with this creative water themed 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 up.
$25, members $22.50. For more information, contact Erin Marbarger at email@example.com.