Saturday, January 17, 2009
Winter Wonder Days
Everybody loves a good promotional day at the museum. I volunteered to work Winter Wonder Days today - appropriate as it was 20 degrees outside - and made sure i was properly theme accessorized : - glittery snowman pin on lapel of uniform - sparkly snowflakes in hair - snowman nestled in braid - fuzzy mitten and snowflake charm on name tag (hey Jean - remember when you made that charm? feels like 100 years ago, doesn't it?) We had several exploration tables set up to see ice up close, to see how salt affects ice and to learn what conditions cause winter precipitation We froze bubbles by blowing them over a pan of dry ice (look at the bottom of the pic) There was a room for exploring the difference between deciduous and coniferous trees and then make your own tree. As well as a table for cutting out snowflakes, either your own or following a pattern: There was a wintery themed puppet show including a walrus singing "What a Wonderful World" I was stationed at Salty Snowflakes where you paint on black paper with super-saturated salt solution. I went for a snowman to welcome people in: Of course i got paired with an artist who did a Baltimore Ravens shield snowflake show-off Much fun was had by all who attended, but now i need to go find lotion cause it feels like the salt sucked all the moisture right out of my hands.