2009 – 2010 HLR Programs listed here for reference in chronological order:
Aug. 28 — Monarch Tagging. Learn about monarchs, then catch, tag, and release some monarchs. $1.50/child. Cap of 30 students. For the Teacher Aid, click here.
Sept. 9 — Knights. Hear a knight discuss history, knighthood, and armor. For all ages. 10:30 a.m. One hour program. $5/family. No cap. For the Teacher Aid, click here.
Sept. 18 — Renaissance Day. Topics include calligraphy and quilling, peasant dancing, games and sports, and stained glass. Kids will take home two or three projects. $2/child. Cap of 40 students. For the Teacher Aid, click here.
Sept. 21— Water Travels with Dewey™. Dewey the Waterdrop puppet will teach students about the water cycle and pollutants that are picked up along the way. After the show, students participate in a sequencing activity to review what they have learned. Presented by Des Moines Water Works. Grades 2nd semester kindergarten to 1st. Thirty minutes. Cap of 35 students. No fee. Teacher Aid here.
Oct. 9 — Middle Eastern Marketplace. Experience life in a different culture without leaving Iowa. Presented by Kristie Burns. Held in partnership with the West Des Moines HSAP. 1 1/2 hours. $3/student, and a cap of 35 children. Teacher Aid here.
Oct. 26 — Recycle Me! Hands-on activity and decision making about items used in everyday life. 10:15 a.m. for grades 1 and 2 (older siblings are welcome). Presented by Metro Waste Authority. 30 minute program in Pleasant Hill.
Nov. 6 — Listen to a Veteran. World War II Veteran Russ Johnson speaks to families in an intimate setting. Free admission. One hour.
Jan. 22 – Japanese tea ceremony. 45 minute program in West Des Moines, grades k – 12. Held in partnership with the West Des Moines Home School Assistance Program. Limit of 25 students. $5/student. Teacher Aid is here. Our presenter also had two other titles with a caveat — available upon request to our office at email@example.com
Feb. 8 — Animal Winter Survival. Presented by Polk County Conservation Board. 45 minutes, preschool – grade 12. Held in Urbandale. $1.50/student. Teacher Aid available by clicking here.
Feb. 19 — First Aid and CPR. Ages 12+. Presented by WDM EMS. $35/student. Certifies students in First Aid and CPR; certification will be mailed to your house. Book is available for purchase at the end of class from EMS for $12 if desired. This class will be offered again in Fall 2010.
Mar. 5 — Gyotaku. Learn the art, history, and how-to for Japanese Fish Printing from Mike Delaney. One hour program, grades k – 12. Held in partnership with the West Des Moines Home School Assistance Program. Limit of 30 students. $5/student. Teacher Aid is here.
April 17 — Programs for parents only! Attend our HLR Conference. HLR Stuff Sale will be held at the same time.
April 21 — Civil War at 11 a.m., all ages. Join re-enactors as they interpret clothing, equipment, and gender roles during the Civil War as well as sing songs for and with their audience. Teacher Aid is here.