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