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Anthropology museum highlights Asian culture for fall series of after-school program

By Pam Barrett
336.758.5237
August 30, 2004

This fall, Wake Forest University's Museum of Anthropology continues the "Exploring World Cultures" after-school programs for children in grades 1-5. This four-part series will highlight cultural activities of four different Asian countries.

Programs are scheduled for Sept. 20, Oct. 4 and 18, and Nov. 8. Each session runs from 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

The series will launch Sept. 20 with "The Tiger is King," a program about how the tiger protects the people of China. Children will have the opportunity to create their own tiger hat to serve as their "protector."

On Oct. 4, the museum will offer "Let's Make Norigae." Children will learn about the function of norigae, decorative pendants popular in Korean culture, and spend time making one of their own.

"House of the Spirits" will be offered on Oct. 18. During this program, participants will discover the significance of Thai spirit houses as they make a spirit house of their own.

The series will conclude with "Bang the Gongs" Nov. 8. Students will learn about Tibetan monks and why they play gongs during religious celebrations. They can also make some noise of their own with a gong they design.

Students can sign up for the whole series or individual sessions. Space is limited to 10 students per session. Cost for the series is $35 ($32, museum members). Individual sessions are $15 per session ($12, museum members).

To register, call 336-758-5282 or send an email to moa@wfu.edu.


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