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Natural History Museum Open House in Rocklin





Sierra College Natural History Museum

Rocklin-The Sierra College Natural History Museum at the Rocklin Campus will hold an open house on Saturday January 26, 2013, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. This event is FREE and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Have you ever had a chance to visit the Sierra College Natural History Museum? Have you ever attended one of our lectures? Whether you have or haven't yet, this is your day to check out all we have to offer. We're offering tours of both our museum and nature preserve (weather dependent). You will even have a chance to view our fossil preparation room. Come learn about what we do in our community. We can't wait to show you our wonderful collection that has been built up from donations, students and our faculty. Open to all ages. Information will be posted on our website at www.sierracollege.edu/museum or you can call 916-660-7923 for more information. 

Event Program
Tours will be conducted every hour on the hour:

Take a guided tour of our Museum facilities with one of our Museum Docents. They will show you our collection, teach you a bit about the ecology of our area and even entertain you with stories of the plants and animals of our region. To take a tour of the Museum, meet your Docent under the Grey Whale in Sewell Hall.

Would you rather explore the outdoors? Meet your Docent at the Cactus Garden in front of Sewell Hall to take a tour of our outdoor facilities. These tours may take you out to explore our Rock Walk, the Arboretum or you can take a short hike on our Nature Trail. These tours will be weather dependent, heavy rain will cancel outdoor tours.

 Attend one of our family friendly lectures:
To give you an idea of the types of lecture programs we offer, two lectures will be offered during this event. The first of these lectures is scheduled for 11:00am and will be given by Professor Richard Hilton, author of Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California. He will discuss the dinosaurs of California and the habitats that they lived in.

The second lecture will be at 1:00pm and be given by Emeritus Professor of Biology and Editor-in-Chief of the Sierra College Press, Joe Medeiros. This lecture will be an illustrated program of Earth's incredible variety of life with a special focus on how important these life forms are to our very existence on this beautiful blue and green planet.

Both lectures are free to all.

 Participate in activities for the younger explorers:
All day long we will have activities for children occurring throughout the Museum. From touch tables to art activities, children will find much to discover in the Museum! 

Become a member:
If you like what you see during this event, consider becoming a member. During this event we will be signing up new members and renewing existing ones. Members who sign up at this event will be given a special gift.

Can't make the event?
Learn more about our museum by visiting www.sierracollege.edu/museum. If you would like to sign up to become a member, click the button on the left hand side of the page that says "Membership".





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