Issue #327 February 22, 2017

Fab Lab for Everyone

Children’s Museum’s latest gets creative with science

Zach Schultz, photos by Andrea Paulseth

‘A ship in harbor is safe,” author and professor John Augustus Shedd once wrote, “but that is not what ships are made for.” Those core concepts of being willing to make attempts and risk failure have led the leadership ...

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Issue #327 February 22, 2017

Mindfulness in the Classroom

students, teachers say meditative practice improves kids’ lives

Kristin Schrader, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Mindfulness, one of the many forms of meditation, is gaining recognition in educational systems throughout the world. In the Chippewa Valley, there are many teachers either applying formal mindfulness skills or skills such as deep breathing to help students be more ...

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Issue #324 January 11, 2017

Twist and Stretch: Yoga for Kids

teaching kids yoga basics can boost their breathing and strength

Katie Larson, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The word “yoga” means “union” and is generally associated with bringing the mind and body together. Aside from building strength and flexibility, yoga incorporates breathing and relaxation techniques designed to release stress and negativity from our bodies and minds ...

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Issue #314 August 24, 2016

When Dinosaurs Walked the Earth

life-size prehistoric reptiles to take over Chippewa Falls fairgrounds

Hailey Novak

If a considerable part of your childhood involved watching Land Before Time videos on your VCR and referring to leaves as “tree stars” just like Spike and Littlefoot, or even if you’re simply an avid Jurassic Park fan, get ready to experience ...

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Issue #313 August 10, 2016

Ready for 'Real' School

Children's Museum counts it down for kindergartners-to-be

Tom Giffey

For those of us for whom kindergarten is a long-ago memory, it’s hard to appreciate what a huge transition it is for the 5-year-olds who will soon stream uncertainly through school doors armed with little more than ...

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Issue #308 June 15, 2016

Udderly Fantastic

Children's Museum marks Dairy Month with new calf

Tom Giffey, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Get ready to milk June Dairy Month for all it’s worth: The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire has a series of dairy good times planned, all centered around the anticipated arrival of ...

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Issue #305 May 4, 2016

Unfolding History

mobile lumber museum to debut in Chppewa Falls

Mike Seitz

The Past Passed Here has become an annual event coordinated by the Chippewa County Historical Society where folks can learn about local history. For years, this event has included reenactments ...

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Issue #304 April 20, 2016

Stemming the Gap

EC kids get hands-on science experience

A partnership among the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation, Xcel Energy, and UW-Eau Claire’s Blugold Beginnings has produced a high-energy, high-learning program at Roosevelt Elementary in Eau Claire ...

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