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March 2018

Environmental Film & Lecture Series – Elwha: A River Reborn

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Elwha River is resurgent with new life thanks to the largest dam removal project anywhere in the world. A true watershed-scale recovery, Elwha River Chinook are swimming once again to the foot of the Olympic Mountains, with 70 miles of habitat reopened to them. Come hear the unfolding story of the Elwha’s renewal with award-winning author Lynda V. Mapes. Mapes, a Seattle Times reporter, is an associate of the Harvard Forest of Harvard University and was recognized by NOAA…

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Trivia Night!

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Trivia Night @ The Museum Friday, March 30 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM $1 per person Put on your thinking cap for a casual evening of trivia for local history buffs, culture gurus and museum lovers from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring your friends and meet some of the smartest people around. Test your knowledge of museum exhibits, Wenatchee valley history, natural science, music and current events. There will be six rounds with five questions each. Each round will have…

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April 2018

Sewapalooza: Spring Break Classes

April 3 @ 9:00 am - April 6 @ 3:30 pm

Spring Break Classes: April 3rd - 6th Combining sewing with electronics, students in these two classes will be using sewing machines, conductive thread and hand sewing techniques to create wearable gadgets that light up, play sounds and move. Make an electronic circuit with interesting light effects using sewable LED lights and a programmable board. Then keep sewing your circuit skills and techniques to choose from many soft circuit projects, from light-up superhero capes and stuffed animals to purring animal pillows and…

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Environmental Film & Lecture Series: United by Water

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

United by Water shows the first tribal canoe journey and gathering at Kettle Falls since the Ceremony of Tears in 1943. The film, narrated by Sherman Alexie, documents this inspiring journey in 2016 from the building of the canoes, the physical and spiritual journey and the landing at Kettle Falls by the tribal canoe families. This moving film highlights the need to recognize the importance of salmon runs in the Columbia River and our shared journey to reconnect to the…

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Environmental Film & Lecture Series: Leave it to Beavers

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beavers are one of nature’s most industrious critters and their hydro-engineering activities transform the landscape. Nearly trapped to extinction for their fur and hunted as pests, a growing number of scientists and resource managers are looking to beavers to reverse water shortages and restore fish and wildlife habitat. Trout Unlimited is excited to host an evening dedicated to beaver history, ecology and ecosystem services, including the film, Leave it to Beavers, a guest presentation, and more.   NEW THIS YEAR:…

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Earth Day Science Fair

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meet local scientists, participate in hands-on projects, build with LEGO Free event at the museum includes LEGO Robotics and Apple Sorter demonstrations, earth science activities, a water filtration station and much more!

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May 2018
$40 - $45

Grand Coulee Geology Tour

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Grand Coulee Ice Age Floods tour loop begins in Soap Lake and continues north to Lake Lenore Caves, Dry Falls Interpretive Center, Sims Corner, Electric City, Banks Lake, Northrup Canyon, Coulee City, Summer Falls, and Ephrata.   An overview of the catastrophic Ice Age Floods story and Soap Lake’s unique waters will be given. From Soap Lake two stops in the lower Grand Coulee will include Lenore Caves and Dry Falls At Lenore Caves the unique nature of the…

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Environmental Film & Lecture Series: The Garden

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Garden follows the plight of a 14-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles, the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods by growing their own food, feeding their families and creating a community. When the property is sold to a wealthy developer, the…

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Historic Home Tour

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A tour highlighting homes and properties listed on the Wenatchee Register of Historic Places and homes of historic significance in the Wenatchee Valley. Various volunteer docents who have studied historical research for each residence and will share with home visitors. Many of the homes are from the Grandview Historic District. The Grandview Historic District, with 147 private residences, Chase Park, two churches, an attorney’s office and an adult care facility is the largest and most historically intact Wenatchee neighborhood. Original…

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June 2018

Methow Native Heritage Tour

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Randy Lewis grew up with a strong understanding and sense of place within Native American Columbia Plateau indigenous society. Lewis traces his roots to the Wenatchi band. His life experiences includes fishing at Celilo Falls before waters from the construction of The Dalles Dam inundated the Columbia River site, putting an end to an 11,000-year-old 9-mile-long indigenous fishery. Besides Wenatchee Heights and Celilo Falls, Lewis lived with extended family in Okanagan County and Ellensburg. All of those different experiences contribute…

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