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McClung Museum 2017-18 Homeschool Programs

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McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

1327 Circle Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37916

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McClung Museum Enhanced Learning Homeschool Programs

The McClung Museum is now offering Enhanced Learning Homeschool Programs. These 90 minute sessions cost $5.00 per student and give students a chance to experience hands-on learning in the museum's galleries. The session dates, times, and subjects are highlighted below.

Online reservations are required, payment must be made in advance, and the fee is nonrefundable. Programs are designed for K-12 students, except the "Bones and Fossils" session, for which students must have at least completed 4th grade.

Please note that caregivers attend the program for free (optional), but each student must have an individual ticket purchased under their name.

  • Monday, September 11, 2017, 10-11:30 a.m.Geology & Fossil History of Tennessee – introduction to types of rocks, stratigraphy and dating, and plate tectonics; also processes of fossilization, adaptations, and environmental change over time. Students examine actual fossils.

  • Monday, October 2, 2017, 10-11:30 a.m. – Northwest Coast Art- Life in the Northwest Coast as seen through the works of the Coast Salish, Haida, Makah, and Tinglit among other indigenous peoples of the region.

  • Monday, November 6, 2017, 10-11:30 a.m.- Archaeology & Native Peoples of Tennessee (Part I)– Life in Tennessee before and after the end of the Ice Age, including the beginning of agriculture.

  • Monday, December 4,2017, 10-11:30 a.m.- Archaeology & Native Peoples of Tennessee (Part II)– Life in Tennessee Woodland to Historic period, trade, art, Cherokee society, Sequoyah and the syllabary, and the Trail of Tears.

  • Monday, January 8, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m.- Freshwater Mussels of Tennessee- Ecology, life cycle, classification, and human use of freshwater mussels, which are important ecological species in Tennessee.

  • Monday, February 5, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m.- Ancient Rome and Ancient China – Life on the frontier of the Roman Empire; Chinese history through art and objects, including agriculture, the Silk Road, religions, inventions.

  • Monday, March 5, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m.- Ancient Egypt – geography, environment and agriculture; writing; government; religion, including gods & goddesses, temples, tombs, mummification and the afterlife; daily life.

  • Monday, April 2, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m.- Bones and Fossils- limited to 5th grade and older: scientific inquiry; bone biology; comparative anatomy; basic knowledge of heredity [DNA, mutations]; how organisms change over time; fossils of human ancestors and nonhuman ancestors are examined, also early stone tools and art.

FAQs

May I register for multiple sessions at the same time?

No. Events will open for registration chronologically. Therefore, registration for a class opens the day after a concluded scheduled session. Caregivers must sign up gradually if they wish to attend all 8 programs.

What are my parking options for the program?

Free parking is available in the front of the museum on Circle Park Drive. Each vehicle should stop at the Visitor Information Station and request a permit for 2 hours to park. Place the permit on the dashboard of the vehicle.

May I stay in the museum while the program is in session?

Caregivers may stay in the museum as long as they don’t interfere in the program. Adults will be encouraged to visit other galleries or wait in the lobby area.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not have to bring your printed ticket to the event, but you can if you would like. However, you must bring a completed Medical Information and Treatment Authorization Form for your child. No student will be allowed to join the group activities until all paperwork has been turned in.

How do drop off and pick up procedures work?

Caregivers must check in their children with a museum representative. At the end of a session, caregivers must sign out their children with staff member. If another adult will be picking up the child, his or her guardian must notify the museum in advance.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Yes, contact Leslie Chang-Jantz at lcjantz@utk.edu or Callie Bennett croller2@utk.edu 865-974-2144 with any questions.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, registrations are not transferable.

What is the refund policy?

All reservation fees are nonrefundable.


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Knoxville, TN 37916

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