2012 Family Science Workshops

Manchester District Library is proud to offer the 2012 Family Science Program Workshop Series — Vital Signs: How Health Works, presented by the UM Museum of Natural History.

This year’s three fun, family workshops tie in with a temporary exhibition at the Museum called Evolution and Health (February 2012-January 2013). The workshops will focus on showing families what doctors mean when they talk about health, and how factors in our daily lives may affect our health. Workshops are designed for children ages 6-11 accompanied by an adult.

Workshop 1 • Sat. Feb. 4, 11am
How YOU work: What are you made of and what do your vital signs mean?

We will explore what makes you who you are. We’ll look at the building blocks that make our bodies (cells and DNA), figure out what the numbers doctors talk about really tell us, and see how it all works together.

Workshop 2 • Sat. Feb. 18, 11am
Germs, parasites and allergies: Oh my! What makes us sick and what makes us well?

We will look at some of the things that make us sick, and find out what our bodies do to protect themselves.

Workshop 3 • Sat. Feb. 18, 11am
Build the $6 million you: Making the most of your health.

We will learn what we can do to improve and maintain our health. We’ll examine how our environment, healthy eating, and exercise influence our health and well-being.

Please pre-register for each of the workshops listed above by calling the library at 734-428-8045, or emailing kdimond@manchesterlibrary.info.

Cap your workshop experience by attending Health Discovery Day, Saturday March 24, 9am to 5pm at the UM Museum of Natural History.

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About Heather Sturm

Director at Manchester District Library
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