Burpee offers fall education programs, Fall Lecture Series begins Sept. 22

Staff Report

Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St., Rockford, returns to its fall schedule of education programs and invites the public to get involved. Registration is open for home-school programs, and the Fall Lecture Series speakers have been decided upon.

Home-school programs pertain to ages 6 through high school and will cover topics such as “Water Awareness” and “GeoSciences.” All classes will be taught from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesdays. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all classes. Cancellations must be made at least one full week prior to the class to qualify for a refund.

In addition to these home-school programs, the Fall Lecture Series will begin Sept. 22 at the Burpee Museum. Speakers include Alan Harrison at 2 p.m., Sept. 22; Dr. Karen Samonds at 2 p.m., Oct. 27; and Leon Carley, Ph.D. at 2 p.m., Nov. 24. These speakers are free to members, free with a paid admission, or $5 for the lecture only. Contact Betsy Carlson for more information at (815) 965-3433, ext. 1029.

Established in 1941, the Burpee Museum of Natural History is the home of Jane, a rare juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex, and one of the pre-eminent mid-sized natural history museums in the nation. Its mission is to inspire all people to engage in a lifetime of learning about our natural world. General admission is $8 adults, $8 children (ages 4-12) and free to museum members and children ages 3 and younger. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Call (815) 965-3433 or visit www.burpee.org for more details.

From the Sept. 11-17, 2013, issue

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