Children can explore the Australian outback at anthropology museums summer camp
By Pam Barrett
Wake Forest Universitys Museum of Anthropology will offer Adventures in the Australian Outback, for their 2004 Summer Camp. The week-long camp, which is open to elementary-age children in grades one through five, will be offered three times: June 7-11 (full), June 14-18 and June 21-25, and will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
The focus of the camp will be the arts and the past and present lives of the Australian Aborigines. Children will learn about the ancient stories and symbols of the Dreamtime, the Aboriginal religion that explains the origins and culture of their land and its people. They will create their own Dreamings, which are symbols of beliefs or spirituality, and then translate them into paintings using Aboriginal styles and techniques. The camp will also feature many other activities, including music, walkabouts, and studies of Australian outback environments and ecology.
Registration is required, and classes are limited to 15 children. The cost for the program is $75; $60 for museum members. Fee includes all supplies and daily refreshments.
For more information or to register, call Myrna Mackin at 336-758-5282.