The Natural History Museum Offers Community Tours
Rocklin - Did you know that the Sierra College Natural History Museum gives tours to more than 1,500 school children every year? Now, for the first time in nearly 35 years, the Museum is offering the same opportunity to the community as well. Select from one of the tours listed below. The cost per person is $3.50 with children 4 and under free (though some age limitations apply). Space is limited so sign up early!
The Museum is an exciting place and a community treasure. Built in 1967, the Museum focuses, of course, on natural history. There are over 70 animal head-mounts and 140 skulls on exhibit. Mammals from North and South American cover the walls. Among the exhibits hanging down from the ceiling are: a complete 38 foot long California Gray Whale skeleton, a Narwhale skull replica, a Bowhead whale baleen plate, and a complete Manatee skeleton. Also, journey back into California’s past and get a glimpse of what was swimming in and flying over our Mesozoic sea - models of a life-size Thalattosaur, Mosasaur, Plesiosaur, and Pterodon. The Museum has over 10,000 paleontology specimens! The Natural History Museum’s primary participants are the students of Sierra College who attend classes, field courses, lectures, seminars and demonstrations. But there's much available for everyone.
Your Local Watershed
Saturday October 20 @ 10:00 a.m. (2 hours long)
The Dry Creek watershed flows through much of Placer County. Watersheds are important to healthy ecosystems, they clean the water, provide places for fish to reproduce and provide plants and crops with much needed water. Local conservation groups work regularly to ensure that our watershed is a healthy one. In this museum activity, you will actually learn one of the ways in which these organizations assess water quality—using the critters that live there! You will learn how to take samples from a creek and how to identify some of the critters that we find in the sample. This will be a fun, hands-on experience for those 8 and older! Dress to get a bit dirty. Limited to 30 participants. Please call (916) 660-7923 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.