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4th Grade

LIVING WITH WOLVES PROGRAMMING BEGINNING DECEMBER 2018

Cost: $90/program/class, discounts available

Length: 60 minutes each

Size: Up to 35 Students

Wolves are an important part of the ecosystem, yet throughout history they have been portrayed as tricksters and villains. Even in real life, ranchers and farmers hunted them almost to the point of extinction to protect their herds after moving into the wolves’ territory. Now that we know more about the important role wolves play in the environment, we are more conscious of how we interact with them and their space. The Museum of Boulder is excited to present the Living With Wolves exhibit to explore these ideas, and the associated programming will invite students to delve into these mysterious creatures and their mixed reputation.

western work

Cost: $90/program/class, discounts available

Length: 60 minutes each

Size: Up to 35 Students

Lead by: Museum Curators

How do you turn a beet into sugar and what impact did that have on Colorado’s economy? Using authentic tools of historic trades, students explore jobs of the past and the human, capital and natural resources required for that industry. Your class will leave this program with a deep understanding of the economic drivers that built our state after 1850, trying out the jobs for themselves, using authentic artifacts from these industries:
·         Flour Mills
·         Mining
·         Saddlery and Spurs
·         Ice
·         Millinery and Dressmaking
·         Sugar Beets

moving day

Cost: $90/program/class, discounts available

Length: 120 minutes

Size: Up to 35 students

Lead by: Museum Curators

Who were the migrant peoples who sought to make lives for themselves in Colorado? Which resources drew them here and what factors determined their destinies? Using the tools of an historian and authentic artifacts and photographs, students will uncover the stories of the movement of people across Colorado from pre-history to 1870. Your students can walk through the Colorado Frontier on a massive floor-map, discover the ways resources were used by various industries through inquiry-based object exploration and analysis, and put it all into context in an interactive timeline. Your students will become experts on the migration, trade and interactions of:
·         Ancient Puebloans
·         Utes
·         Cheyenne and Arapaho
·         Hispanos
·         Mountain Men
·         Miners

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