Thursday, July 24, 2014
|A crowd of over 75 children and adults gathered at Crescent City library for summer reading programs|
Libraries throughout Florida offer summer reading programs for the state's out-of-school children, with a different theme each year. This summer, the theme is "Fizz. Boom. Read!" This is a natural fit for our Timucuan Technology curriculum, which features an activity based on Native fire technology. Students help conduct an experiment that involves popping balloons to teach heat absorption/dispersion and cooking techniques. Our Coquina Queries curriculum also has a relevant lesson involving the acidic and fizzing (!) properties of rain on coquina. Students perform an activity with baking soda and coquina shells to understand better how coquina stone forms naturally. Other programs include lessons and activities on prehistoric pottery, hunting technology, and underwater archaeology.
|Summer Reading 2014 Logo|
|Students line up at Palatka Library to make their own prehistoric pottery|
|Ryan poses with students at Deltona Main Library after a shell workshop|
|Practicing making fire with a bow drill|
|Lyonia Environmental Center campers practice with atlatls after a hunting technology lesson|
|Campers at Castillo de San Marcos|
Text by Ryan Harke. Images by Sarah Miller, Ryan Harke, and Emily Jane Murray, FPAN staff.