MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center has announced its winter schedule of College for Kids programs, along with other educational activities for all ages.

Weekend College for Kids meets one Saturday morning per month for age-appropriate lessons. The cost is $8 per session, unless otherwise noted, and advance registration is required. Here are the winter offerings:

Feb. 9: Winter Weather, grades K-1; Tree Bark and Branches, grades 2-4; Walk on the Wild Side, grades 5-7.

March 2: Eating Fractions, Picture Pies and Shifting Shapes, grades K-1; Structure and Design, grades 2-4; Quinzhee Snow Shelters, $10, grade 5 through adult (parental participation required).

Evening College for Kids programs are offered for $2 per session on the following Wednesdays:

Jan. 30: Winter Family Science, 6-8 p.m., grades K-4; parental participation required.

March 13: Science Smorgasbord of the Universe 1, elementary-middle school.

March 27: Science Smorgasbord of the Universe 11, elementary-middle school.

The interactive Seaborg Exploration Center features displays and activities on the causes of winter, snow and the U.P. climate, how plants and animals adapt to the season, and special hands-on activities.

The following evening events - part of the Seaborg Exploration Series - will be offered free in Seaborg Mead Auditorium: Michigan Black Bear, Feb. 6; Winter Ecology and Plant Adaptations, Feb. 19; Whitetail Deer in Winter, Feb. 20; and Moose in Michigan, Feb. 27.

Teachers and interested adults are invited to "A Winter Exploration." The topics of this indoor-outdoor workshop are tree identification and forest ecology. It is scheduled from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23. The $ 1 0 registration covers transportation and snowshoe rental.

For more information, contact the Seaborg Center at 227-2002.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director