Posts Categorized: Education

February Break Week

Looking for something fun AND educational for your kids to do this February Break Week? Bring the whole family to Explore & More for a week long Arts celebration. Children and their caregivers will explore a different art projects each day from February 19th – February 23rd. Activities will be hosted in our workshop room from 11:00am – 2:00pm. These… Read more »

Summer Fun: Wandering our World Around Buffalo!

By: Amelia Blake, Manager of Interpretive Programs Who are your neighbors? Do they celebrate the same holidays as you? Do they eat the same food as you? Wear the same clothing? Listen to the same music? Often, the answer to these questions are no! We live in a region bursting with cultural diversity from both recent immigrant populations to those… Read more »

Lunar New Year Celebration Recap

Show & Tell

What a week we had celebrating the Lunar New Year over the February break! Each day children tasted dumplings, cookies, and green tea, created a Lunar New Year themed craft, practiced writing Chinese characters, and had their name written in Chinese. Throughout the week children created dragon puppets, clay pottery, and Beijing Opera Masks in our workshop room. On the… Read more »

The Educational Value of Field Trips

Taking students to cultural institutions can have a lasting impact. The field trip is a longstanding tradition in American public education. Students pile into yellow buses to visit a variety of cultural institutions including art, natural history, children’s and science museums as well as, theaters, zoos and historical sites. Today, culturally enriching field trips are on the decline. The decision… Read more »

The Summer Slide

Is the summer achievement gap avoidable? To achieve in life and school, children and adults need ongoing opportunities to enrich their skills. This is especially true during the summer months. Many Americans have visions of summer as a carefree time when “kids can be kids.” Adult caretakers take for granted the prospect of enriching experiences such as summer camps, time… Read more »