Shrine will offer summer learning series for youth

Shrine will offer summer learning series for youth America's Shrine to Music Museum will again offer its popular summer learning series for young people in June of 2002.

The series are designed to introduce children to the instruments in the museum's collections in a fun and mean-

ingful way. The programs will be conducted by Dr. Deborah Check Reeves and Stephanie Kocher, museum educators.

The Summer Discovery Series for very young people (students entering grades one through three in the fall of 2002) will run from Monday, June 10 through Thursday, June 13. There are two sessions scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m., respectively. Students will register for one session. The cost is $5 for all four days, and registration is due by Wednesday, June 6.

The Summer Explorer Series for young people (students entering grades four through six in the fall of 2002) will run from Monday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 5, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and on Thursday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for all four days, and registration is due by Wednesday, May 29.

"These learning series are designed to enable children to examine several museum artifacts, put them into an historical context that will be meaningful to their everyday lives, and have lots of fun in the process," explained Reeves. "For children who participated in previous series, different instruments will be examined and new projects will be explored."

Further information and brochures, containing complete Summer Series program descriptions, schedules, and a registration form, may be obtained at the museum or by calling 605-677-5306. Early registration is recommended.

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