Anthropology museum to offer after school programs

Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology will offer a series of after school programs, “Exploring World Cultures,” for children in grades 1-5. The first program will begin Sept. 10.

Each session runs from 4:15 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

The four-part series will begin with “Growing Up Masai.” Students will learn about becoming an adult in traditional Masai culture. They will make a Masai shield and play a game using their shields.

On Sept. 24, the museum will offer “Magnificent Molas,” in conjunction with its exhibit, “Kuna Mola: Maintaining Tradition and Change” (toured by Exhibits USA). Students will look at the Mola exhibit and learn about the Kuna people of Panama. They will make a paper mola design.

On Oct. 8, the museum will present “Lots of Dots.” Students will learn about how Australian Aborigines record their stories through “dot” paintings. Using Aboriginal symbols, they will make a “coolamon,” or general-purpose tray, using the dot painting technique.

The final program, “The Gift of Fire,” will be held on Oct. 22. Students will hear Native American stories about how fire came to people. They will then make and learn to use a “pump” drill.

Students can register for the whole series or individual sessions. The cost is $10 for each session or $30 for all four sessions. Museum Friends receive a discounted registration. Students can register by calling the museum at 336-758-5282. Each session is limited to 15 students.

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