Posts tagged with "May2014"

Museums · 05-22-2014
Now that spring is officially here, why not pay a visit to an arboretum. An excellent option would be the National Arboretum in Washington D.C. There are thousands of beautiful trees, flowers, and plants to see, not to mention the freestanding capitol columns. For super active children, there’s plenty of hiking (and there's plenty of parking too). The arboretum also has one of the largest collections of bonsai and penjing in North America. Children will be instantly fascinated with the size...

Museums · 05-19-2014
A few years ago, my fifth grade gifted and talented students completed a unique research project. Specifically, we sent letters to museum directors asking for input about one object, artifact, work of art, or a creative selection from their museum's collections. The selection could be a personal favorite, possess significant cultural relevance, be a "best" example of its kind, tell a story, promote a new idea, or expose students to a new experience. The purpose of the project was to provide...

Museums · 05-07-2014
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to increase public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society. Today, it is recognized by approximately 35,000 museums in 143 countries! Held in concert with International Museum Day, is the American Association of Art Directors’s (AAMD) Art Museum Day. Many AAMD members will offer free or reduced admission, educational programs, and/or discounts on or around May 18. Introduce your...

Books · 05-04-2014
There's a reason why everyone likes this book. More importantly, there's a reason why you'll like it too. And, yes, it would make a great gift for upcoming graduates. Granted, graduates may be tired of reading, but is there a better gift than kindness?

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