Blueberry pierogi, Russian tea cakes, and hot tea served from a Russian Samovar set the tone for the opening reception of “The Magic of Russian Decorative Art,” an exhibit featuring decorative trays from Zhostovo, Russia and lacquered miniature paintings on papier-mache from four villages: Palekh, Kholui, Mstera and Fedoskino. Ceramic work from Gzhel and hand-carved, painted wood pieces in the Khokhloma style are featured as well.
Friday, November 27, 2009
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|Photo by Marcia Morris|
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Educators from New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont gathered at the Rey Center on Saturday to learn about Climate Change and techniques and activities for teaching Climate Change to their students. The workshop was led by Nicole Scola of the New England Aquarium, a member of the New England Science Center Collaborative, and taught participants the activities contained in the Climate Change Backpack - a curriculum developed by Clean Air - Cool Planet. In the photos above, teachers are acting out the carbon cycle in “Please Pass the Carbon” and on the right, the group is contemplating the appropriate arrangement of events on a timeline of Earth. In this activity, students can investigate how climate naturally fluctuates over time, but also see the dramatic impacts humans have had on our climate in the relatively short time that we have been a part of our planet.
The group was also joined by one hearing assistance dog named Tango!