Family Reading & Science Program

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Each year the Museum partners with public libraries all over Southeastern Michigan to present three fun, family workshops about science. Workshops are designed for children ages 6-11, accompanied by an adult.

The 2014 program theme is: Predators and Prey: The Eternal Struggle

The world can be a brutal place -- eat or be eaten. In order to deal with this constant dilemma, hunters and the hunted have evolved different strategies to give themselves a fighting chance. Join us on a 3 workshop journey through time as we explore the strategies that predators and prey have used to try to keep a leg up on the competition.

Join us on March 22nd, 2014 for Predators and Prey Discovery Day!

UM Museum of Natural History, 9am - 5pm

Join us for a special day-long event and celebration to wrap up our 2014 Family Reading and Science workshop series. Explore the interactions of predatory animals and their prey from prehistory to today. What can fossils like Sanajeh from India tell us about their world? What effects are humans having on predator/prey relationships? Bring the whole family and enjoy activity stations and special guests. Suitable for all ages. Free and open to the public. Made possible, in part, by support from the Toyota USA Foundation.

The following library branches are having free bus transportation to the Museum for Discovery Day:
(1) Detroit Childrens Branch @ Main Library- Depart 9:30 am; contact Janet Batchelder-
    (313) 481-1409

(2) Detroit Edison Branch- Depart 9 am, contact (313) 481-1720
(3) Detroit Skillman Branch- Depart 10 am, contact Carol Hale- (313) 481-1850
(4) Royal Oak Library- Depart 10:15 am, contact Mary Karshner/Jessica Hayes- 
     (248) 246-3700

Contact the libraries directly for more information and details on how to sign up for the trip.


Workshops at the Museum (click here for schedule of workshops at 26 libraries in southeast Michigan)

All workshops have completed for 2014. Join us on March 22nd for the Predators and Prey Discovery Day from 9am-5pm at the Museum!


Family Reading & Science workshops are funded by a generous grant from the Toyota USA Foundation

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