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HOW MUCH? ACCESS FUND: LOST KINGDOMS - Clay Center

ACTIVITY

To make reservations visit

www.theclaycenter.org/education

GRADE LEVEL

One Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301

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Special thanks to our sponsors:

A world of learning and fun!

CLASSROOM IN THE

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

Habib Koite & Bamada

Streb: RAW

National Symphony Orchestra Youth Concert

Bob Thompson: The History of Jazz

YEAR ROUND

Science Galleries

Art Gallery

ElectricSky Theater

Hands-On Workshops

DISTANCE LEARNING & OUTREACH

Museum, Film

& Planetarium

NA

TAX EXEMPT TOUR RATES

ACTIVITY STUDENT CHAPERONE*

Museum & Film

Museum

& Planetarium

Museum only

Performances

Student Workshops

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HOW MUCH?

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$6.50

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$4.00

$2.00

* One chaperone per every 10 students required.

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We’ve done

the work for you!

Visit

www.theclaycenter.org/education

for downloadable CURRICULUM,

21st CENTURY LEARNING SKILLS

and WV CONTENT STANDARDS

guides for your classroom!

ACCESS FUND:

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Many West Virginia schools are eligible for admission and

transportation assistance from the Clay Center Access

Fund on a first-come, first-served basis. Ask about

availability when you make reservations.

Access Funding provided by:

The Bernard H. and Blanche E. Jacobson Foundation

Equitable Resources Foundation

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

JP Morgan Chase

Kanawha County Commission

The Katharine B. Tierney Charitable Foundation

The Ross Foundation

John & Fonda Elliot

Daywood Foundation

Herscher Foundation

Jacobson Foundation

Photo credits:

Statue of King Senkamanisken

Nubian, Napatan Period, 643-623 B.C.

Granite gneiss

Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Horus Falcon Mummy

Egypt, Late Period, ca 664-332 BC

Linen and animal remains

Collection of Joseph A. Lewis III and Sofi Lewis

Visit us online for complete curriculum and educator guides

SOUVENIRS?

Don’t forget to schedule time to stop in the gift shop or arrange for student gift bags. For as

little as $3, students can take away a souvenir of their day! Call 304-561-3501 for details.

WHAT ABOUT LUNCH?

Groups may schedule a lunch time for their own sack

lunches or pre-order lunches available from the

Clay Center’s Intermezzo Café, prepared

by the Embassy Suites Hotel-Charleston.

Call 304-561-3562 for details.

a must-see exhibit

LOST KINGDOMS

of the

N U B I A N T R E A S U R E S F R O M T H E

M U S E U M O F F I N E A R T S B O S T O N

thru April 11

Don’t miss the All-new

Falcon Mummy!

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spring 2010

It’s as easy as

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Pick from a variety of specially-selected programs

that offer the best in fun and education.

Click on www.theclaycenter.org/education,

to use our Group Reservations pre-registration form and

find all-new West Virginia Content Standards, 21st Century

Learning Skills and curriculum guides by subject matter and

grade level for performances, exhibits and films.

Call 304-561-3562 or email

groups@theclaycenter.org for additional information

or questions about your reservation.

LOST KINGDOMS

of the

N U B I A N T R E A S U R E S F R O M T H E

M U S E U M O F F I N E A R T S B O S T O N

Thru April 11, 2010 Only!

To make reservations, visit www.theclaycenter.org/education


LOST KINGDOMS

of the

Don’t miss

the All-new

Falcon

Mummy!

N U B I A N T R E A S U R E S F R O M T H E

M U S E U M O F F I N E A R T S B O S T O N

Thru April 11, 2010

Guided Tours

Tailor your Nubia experience with a docent-led tour for your students. Tours

can be modified to suit any grade level.

Daily Life Tour – Understand the daily life of ancient Nubians through

everyday objects that were used more than 5,000 years ago!

“Tomb Raider” Tour – Explore treasures from ancient tombs that

were thought to be absolutely necessary in the afterlife.

Jewelry and Adornment Tour – Ancient Nubians didn’t

wear just any old jewelry. Join us to learn about jewelry made for battle,

health, wealth and even supernatural purposes.

Giant Screen Film

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

thru March 5, 2010

45 minutes

Discover the secrets of mummification as you

unwrap clues to the mysteries of the past in this

exciting giant screen film adventure!

Mystery of the Nile

thru March 5

50 minutes

Be a part of this thrilling expedition as your

students explore the Nile River from source

to sea.

Journey to ancient Nubia, the remarkable

civilization that shared the Nile with the

Egyptians. Students will learn about its

people, culture and mysteries through this

amazing exhibit of more than 200 rare

artifacts that date back to 3100 BC.

Lost Kingdoms of the Nile meets curriculum needs in several subject areas:

• visual art

• social studies

• history

• science

Students will get a fun-filled ancient Nubia learning experience with a variety of related programming!

Planetarium Show

Stars of the Nile

thru April 11

40 minutes

Explore the constellations of ancient Egypt and

Nubia and learn about other cultures and stories in

the skies of these amazing civilizations.

Live star talk follows.

STARS

Spring Performance

Habib Koite & Bamada

March 8 10 am

Grades K-12 1 hr.

One of West Africa’s best known musicians and his

group will play native Malian and Western instruments.

Student Workshops

Wednesdays: Nubia in a Nutshell – Travel back in time

to learn and create the art and architecture of the ancient Nubians!

Distance Learning

from Ancient Nubia!

Explore Nubia without leaving your classroom with our video conference programs

featuring art, history, math and more. Perfect for schools that can’t make it to the

Clay Center for the exhibit or as a pre- or post-visit learning experience!

Clay Flowers (Grades 1-5) combines art and history

Basket Weaving (Grades 8-12) focuses on art and history

Senet (Grades 4-8) combines math, history and art

Project: Nubia (Grades 3-8) focuses on science, history and math

For more information or questions about

reservations; call 304-561-3562.

of the

Habib Koite & Bamada

March 8 10 am

Grades K-12 1 hr.

See description under Lost Kingdoms of the Nile.

Streb: RAW

March 12 11:30 am

Grades 6-12 1 hr.

Combining extreme sports with the poetry and split-second timing of dance,

Streb Extreme Action Dance Company will keep your students on the edge of

their seats!

Streb: PopAction Master Class

March 11 4 pm

(Age 15+ with some dance experience) 90 minutes

Cost: $15

Dancers will learn to “pop” the muscles to initiate action, train for impact,

incorporate a physical timing system and learn to “fly” with

low-to-the-ground maneuvers.

To enrich your visit to

Lost Kingdoms of the Nile, check out our

teacher approved exhibit curriculum at

www.theclaycenter.org/education,

with ideas for pre- and post-visit activities

and a list of the 21st Century Content

Standards and Objectives

for each area.

Classroom in the Clay Center

Performances & related workshops

Giant Screen Films

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

thru March 5 45 minutes

See description under Lost Kingdoms of the Nile.

The work’s

been done for you!

Mystery of the Nile

thru March 5 50 minutes

See description under Lost Kingdoms of the Nile.

Planetarium Shows

Stars of the Nile

thru April 11

See description under Lost Kingdoms of the Nile.

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Young People’s Concert: Historic Sounds

Iván Fischer, Principal Conductor

Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director Designate

April 12 10 am

Grades 3 – 6 45 min

This free performance pairs European composers with American figures

of the same era, such as Haydn and George Washington.

Bob Thompson: The History of Jazz

April 28 or 29 11 am

Grades K-12 1 hr.

Join this Charleston performer, composer, arranger, and teacher

for a whirlwind tour of the history of jazz, America’s music.

Bob Thompson: Artist Interview

April 28 or 29 11 am

Grades K-12 1 hr.

Give your students the opportunity to ask about

music and careers in an open Q & A session.

The region’s only giant screen theater, our ElectricSky Theater features a huge 61’

dome so students get a larger than life adventure! Educator guides and curriculum

available for all giant screen films at www.theclaycenter.org/education.

GEMS (Great Explorations in Math and Science)

The Clay Center is a GEMS Center that can provide

exciting professional development opportunities for

teaching math and science using a whole language, multidisciplinary

approach. Let us host a training session for

you at the Clay Center or schedule one at your school.

The Alps

March 6 thru July 9 45 minutes

Immerse yourself in the majestic views of Switzerland’s natural beauty. Follow

mountaineer and journalist John Harlin III as he climbs the deadly North Face of the

Eiger, the stormiest, steepest peak in all of Europe.

Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West

May 8 thru July 9 45 minutes

Join the two noted explorers and crew on their legendary adventure into the wild,

untamed early American West.

Visit the area’s only planetarium for an in-depth look at the nighttime sky.

Each show is followed by a live star talk.

Rocket Men

April 14 thru June 8

Explore the explosive science of

rocketry as your students learn

about amazing inventors.

Teacher Training/Professional

Development Opportunities

A BRIEF HISTORY OF ROCKETRY

Acting Right, Drama as a Classroom Strategy

a Kennedy Center workshop with Sean Layne

Wednesday, February 17 4 – 4:30 pm – light dinner provided

4:30 – 7:30 pm workshop, Walker Theater

For teachers grades K – 8 $15 per person

Build the skills necessary to establish a sense of self-control,

accountability, and team-building in your classroom.

In the GALLERIES

Gizmo Factory

Students explore hands-on exhibits dealing with magnetism, energy, light,

sound and other physics phenomena.

Kidspace

For ages 5 and under, this whimsical gallery brings the outdoors inside

with a variety of learning activities for younger students.

Health Royale

Plan healthy meals, guess the X-ray, test your reaction time

and meet the characters in our award-winning, animatronic

game show!

Earth City

Explore geologic forces shaping our world with interactive exhibits dealing

with weather, erosion and more earth science fun!

Student Workshops

Cost: $2 per student; Workshop capacity: 60 students

For grades PreK – 8 45 minutes

Distance Learning

Provided by Verizon Technology

Available broadcast programs include:

Stuffee’s Kitchen health science program (Grades K-6)

TOPS Engineering (Grades 6-12)

Fun-damentals of Chemistry (Grades 6-8)

Eye-catching Optics (Grades 9-12)

Our hands-on exhibits can accommodate groups large and small,

providing engaging experiences for students of all ages.

Art Galleries

Lost in Form, Found in Line:

An Exhibition of Works by Robert Motherwell

January 16 thru March 28

Ask about

Access

Funds

when scheduling

your trip!

Permanent Collection

March 31 thru July 25

A Kanawha County high school class will work with the Clay Center staff to

offer a fresh perspective of the permanent collection.

Allied Artists Juried Exhibition

May 1 thru June 20

My Body Will Blacken:

Coal, Industry, and the Miner in American Art

May 1 thru June 20

An expanded version of the original WVU exhibition curated by Robert

Bridges and Amy Bowman, this exhibition includes works dating from 1917

to 1951 depicting mining life.

Wednesdays: Nubia in a Nutshell (Available thru April 7 only!) – Travel back in time to

learn about and create the art and architecture of the ancient Nubians!

Reptiles Revealed (Starting Wednesday, April 14) – Check out the Clay Center’s snakes,

turtles, lizards and more as your students explore the science of herpetology with plenty of time for live

animal interactions! Note: This workshop uses live reptiles.

Thursdays: Diving into Digestion – Explore your own digestive system with the

help of our health science mascot, Stuffee, and various hands-on human body experiments.

Fridays: It’s a Bug Thing – Where are crickets’ ears located? Why does the hissing

cockroach hiss? Enjoy creepy, crawly fun observing and learning about our insect friends!

Note: This workshop uses live insects.

Science Showcase Demo

Cost: $1 per student Attendance Limit: 200 30 minutes

Explore the fun side of science as students learn about chemistry and physics with Whiz, Bang, BOOM! featuring some of our

favorite science tricks!

Available Mondays and Tuesdays unless otherwise noted; Video conferencing equipment required.

Bring the Clay Center experience to your classroom! For pricing and dates, call 304-561-3562 or email distancelearning@theclaycenter.org.

Outreach

Can’t make it to the Clay Center?

Let us bring the excitement to you! For more information,

call 304-561-3562 or email: outreach@theclaycenter.org.

The Green Bank Experience in the Clay Center’s Electricsky Theater

Available on Wednesdays at 10 am only

Attendance Limit: 175 Grades 5 – 12

Students will see a video presentation about the National Radio Astronomy

Observatory (NRAO) at Green Bank and then link up live with a scientist and

learn about the latest research. Program is followed by a seaonal star talk.

Available Outreach Programs Include:

Starlab - Inflatable Planetarium

(Starlab can also be rented by schools;

training required)

School Assembly Demos on a

variety of topics!

Stuffee - the Clay Center’s Health

Science Mascot

Hands-on workshops on a variety

of topics!

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