Workshop Wrap Up
Thanks to those of you who attended the fall Youth Services Workshops! A total of 150 attended the 6 sessions. Each session held a different presentation or tour of the venue, each related to the underground SRP theme; here are some highlights:
- At the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, we marveled on our tour of the sheer size of the museum and were impressed by the variety and quality of exhibits and interactives.
- Our tour of the Western CO Botanical Gardens in Grand Junction offered a wide range of plants both inside and out, and a fun castle for kids.
- Next up: A staff member at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, located in a beautiful area, showed a fascinating activity showing how artifacts are buried in different cultural layers in archaeological sites.
- During the session at beautiful Lathrop State Park (CO’s first state park) in Walsenburg, a former local coal miner gave a presentation about coal mining in SE CO, complete with lots of excellent historic photos (from the Denver Public Library’s Western History Collection!).
- Staff of the Education Department at the new History CO Center in Denver demonstrated hands-on activities related to the underground theme that librarians can do, as well as showed resources from the museum that libraries can use.
- Last but not least, attendees at the session at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry in CO Springs received a fascinating tour of the museum, complete with huge machines from steam engine days that still run and the arrival of the museum’s new donkey. (And check out the Cookie Mining event—a great idea for a library, too!)
Contact Beth Crist, 303-866-6908