Discovery Afternoon: Sheep & Wool
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This, the first of the Museum's new Discovery Afternoon programs, is already sold out. Our students will meet a Navajo-Churro ewe from our flock, learn about her history, and work with her wool. Explore the changes in raising sheep and wool working over the years. Use carding tools to process the wool into roving. Learn how to weave on a loom and with your fingers and feel the thick wool, rich with lanolin. Learn when lambs are born, how sheep are sheared, how we care for them and what products we make from wool. This new educational program will be held on some Wednesday afternoons and was developed with home-school students in mind, but is open to all children. Recommended for ages 5 to 10, and parents are welcome to attend. The fee is $3 per person. Find out more about future Discovery Afternoon fun activities by calling LuAnn Kilday at 575-522-4100, or ask to be on the Museum's email list by contacting Craig Massey at email@example.com.