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For Teachers

The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center is a treasured resource for teachers and students in our region. During the school year, many school groups schedule museum visits and Field Trips to explore our exhibits and participate in special hands-on programs such as Youth on the Columbia and Beauty of Bronze. Teachers also use our Museum-to-You boxes and borrow from our extensive library of science, environmental, historical and cultural films to enhance classroom instruction. We offer many educational programs throughout the year designed for kids and families. Notable is our Super Summer Adventures program of weekly enrichment classes for students entering 1st through 7th grades. These include art, science, cooking, music, robotics, theater and much more!

To make a field experience reservation, fill out our Field Trip Registration Link

Contact Education Curator: Anna Holman | aholman@wvmcc.org | (509) 888-6254

Virtual Field Trips

 

Culture and Traditions of the Wenatchi People 

Students learn about the culture, customs, and traditions of the Wenatchi/P’Squosa, first people of the Wenatchee Valley, in this interactive, virtual program. This program includes pre and post trip materials to share with your students, as well as live instruction time with educators from the museum. 

 

Explorers and Early Settlers 

In addition to the Wenatchi/P’Squosa people, explorers and early settlers also made an impact on what would eventually become Wenatchee and East Wenatchee. Learn about early explorers like David Thompson and early settlers like Sam Miller and the contributions they and others made to our valley. This program includes pre and post trip materials to share with your students, as well as live instruction time with educators from the museum. 

 

Featured Exhibit Program: October 2020- end of January 2021 

Raising our Voice: Empowering Women 

This program will explore the role Washington women played in suffrage in the early 20th Century and voting issues people still experience today.  This program includes pre and post trip materials to share with your students, as well as live instruction time with educators from the museum. 

 

STEAM Lab 

Need help integrating hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) programming into your curriculum? Let us help! Drawing on the Museum’s MakerSpace staff and activities, these programs can be custom designed to help you implement fun, creative STEAM learning into your lessons.  This program includes pre and post trip materials to share with your students, as well as live instruction time with educators from the museum. 

Sample program: Earth, Wind, & Fire 

This three-part series addresses the principles of these elements and allows students to explore why they are so important. 

 

COMING SOON:

Mobile Makers 

WAEC teaching artist sessions 

 

To make a field experience reservation, fill out our Field Trip Registration Link

Contact Education Curator: Anna Holman | aholman@wvmcc.org | (509) 888-6254

Museum to you Boxes

These self-contained educational kits contain objects and activity guides for hands-on learning, designed to supplement classroom curricula or provide a club activity. Each Museum to You box contains an Educator’s Guide. The Museum offers 10 boxes on natural history and 5 boxes on cultural history. Teachers may reserve these boxes for up to three weeks by calling (509) 888-6243 or emailing charris@wvmcc.org. Two weeks’ notice is suggested, as reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee is $15.00 per week.