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Free Archaeology day at The National Science Learning Centre, York

The National Science Learning Centre, based at University of York, is holding a free day of  archaeological related activities suitable for all ages on Sunday 30 March 2014, 10.30 – 3.00pm.

The sessions include two keynote lectures:
•       De-extinction: Bringing Back the Woolly Mammoth
•       Richard III

There will also be hands-on workshop sessions led by the University of York Archaeology Department, JORVIK Group Education Team, the Star Carr Project and the National Science Learning Centre.

For more information and to book for the lectures visit:
http://explore-archaeology-openday.eventbrite.co.uk

Summer Club Workshops at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery

Various children’s Summer Club Workshops.
https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/sections/leisureandculture/museumsandgalleries/doncastermuseumandartgallery/Current_and_Forthcoming_Exhibitions_at_Doncaster_Museum_and_Art_Gallery.aspx

(please verify for yourself that the details below are correct – contact details for the museum on the link given)
One day workshop £14.00
5 workshops or more booked per child receives a 5% discount
All fees must be paid at time of booking.

29-30 July, 9.30am-4pm
Peeling away the Past!
Become an archaeologist for the day. Take part in an archaeological dig in the museum grounds to discover, examine, explore and record secrets from the past. For age 8-12 years.

31 July – 1 August, 9.30am-4pm
Mini Super Heroes
Learn about heroes through the ages and what made them super! From ancient Greece’s Hercules to today’s Spiderman and Invisible Woman; using recycled materials design and create your own mini super hero to take home. For age 8-12 years.

2 August, 9.30am-4pm
Beastly Machines
Using the exciting touring exhibition “Beastly Machines” as inspiration, you will spend the day to designing and creating your own ‘Beastly Machine’ in the form of a kinetic toy to take home. For age 8-12 years.

5-6 August, 9.30am-4pm
Dino-mation
Step back in time in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Study fossils, learn about dinosaurs and create a movie for YouTube with your own plasticine dinosaur characters to watch on YouTube! For age 8-12 years.

7-8 August, 9.30am-4pm
Prehistoric Fun
See if you’ve got what it takes to survive in Prehistoric Doncaster; handle real stone tools, make ‘cave art’ for display in the community gallery. Plan and make your own stone circle and take part in a scavenger hunt. For age 8-12 years.

9 August, 9.30am-4pm
Ahoy there me Hearties!
Shiver me timbers; discover what life would have been like for a sailor during the age of sail. Make your own pirate costume and follow the treasure map and clues to find the ‘gold’ doubloons hidden in the museum! For age 8-12 years.

12-13 August, 9.30am-4pm
Peeling away the Past!
Become an archaeologist for the day. Take part in an archaeological dig in the museum grounds to discover, examine, explore and record secrets from the past. For age 8-12 years.

14 August, 9.30am-4pm
Secrets of the Ancient Egyptians
Discover the secrets of ancient Egypt, handle genuine Egyptian objects, prepare a replica mummy for its journey to the afterlife and make your own Egyptian artefact to take home. For age 8-12 years.

15 August, 9.30am-4pm
The Romans of Doncaster
Explore the Roman way of life in Doncaster, dress in military and civilian costume, discover what games children played and then make your own game to take home. For age 8-12 years.