Join Fort Garland for Fun Fridays starting April 7

FORT GARLAND—Fort Garland Museum’s Fun Fridays start April 7. Join the Fort for a day of play based activities for students 5-10 years old. Learn how to play the flute, paint a pony and other fun activities.  

Fun Fridays begin April 7 and run through May 26. Camp starts at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.  This is a free program. Students must bring a lunch, weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen, and water. To register or for more information, call Kelley Ivers at the Fort Garland Museum, 719-379-3512. Funding for Fun Fridays at the Fort is provided by the Anschutz Foundation.  

April 7 – Ute Tribes: learn about Ute Culture and make a spirit shirt
April 14 – Music: learn to play a flute and how music is used in different cultures
April 21 – Alternative Energy: look thru a solar telescope, learn how solar panels and wind turbines work and make solar toys
April 28 – Pets: learn about pet safety and care with special guests from the Valley Humane League.
May 5th – Cinco de Mayo: explore Spanish culture thru food and music. Learn to make adobe bricks.  
May 12 – Gardening with guests from the Valley Educational Gardens Initiative.  Learn the art of flower pressing and make Mother’s Day cards. Each student will also receive packets of seeds to plant to bring the bees back.  
May 19 – Painted ponies: learn about the culture and the symbolism of the Plains Indian custom of painting horses. A pony from the Pony Club will be our guest.     
May 26 – Wool production: from sheep to shawl, learn the processes of working wool to make items of clothing.