Archaeology with the Neville

When I was about 12 years old, my mom discovered archaeologists were excavating and giving a tour of an old logging camp near Mountain, Wisconsin. At first I wasn’t very interested in seeing something that seemed so mundane to me at the time. However, after some convincing from my mom, I agreed to go and that experience changed my understanding about how history is rediscovered. – Jason Houge Creative Youth Dev. Specialist On August 9, 2017, children from both the East and West Green Bay clubs came together to meet the Deputy Director of the Neville Museum and archaeologist, Kevin Cullen, to learn about archaeology.Read More →

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Art at the Club

The kids at the club enjoy making art in various ways. With our traveling artists summer program, we even found time to visit a gallery, met various artists, visited their studios and we even made some work alongside some artists and received instruction from an art professor at UW-Green Bay. I currently offer the children instruction on drawing techniques, water color painting, sculpture, and photography.Read More →

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Enviro Explorers 2018

Awarded for Outstanding Programming by the Wisconsin Area Council It’s generally accepted that today’s children will be the Mars Generation. They will become the explorers who will travel to and establish the first settlements on our planetary neighbor, Mars. We know very little of this planet, so imagine yourself as an early explorer out for a jog on this barren rockscape and tripping over what appears to be a twisted elephant tusk… How would such a discovery change our understanding of the red planet, our solar system and what we know about life? What steps would come next and what questions would need to beRead More →

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Exploring the Natural World

Ever wonder what a bacteria knows of the world we live in? If you were as small as a microbe, would you realise something had changed if a gigantic being sucked your entire world up into a pipette and placed it onto a slide to be viewed under a microscope? This summer we ran a program where we took a look into the world of the miniature and explored the natural world as well. The program was called Enviro Explorers. We took field trips to places like Fonferek’s Glen, a waterfall in Brown County, Wisconsin, to see the landscape and to discuss the history ofRead More →

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Parkaeology

In August kids from both the Lutsey and Nagel (East and West side) Boys & Girls Clubs’ STEAM rooms visited the Neville Museum to learn about the science of archaeology. The kids learned what archaeology is, what tools an archaeologist might use, how to make notes and much more. Then, in September both club houses joined the Neville Public Museum at Bay Shore Park to participate in an actual archaeological dig with the museum’s deputy director and resident archaeologist, Kevin Cullen, and the museum’s education specialist, Ryan Swadley. The site was an early Green Bay Packer Training center, known as Rockwood Lodge. The kids wereRead More →

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The Farmory and the Club

The Farmory is a local non-profit startup built in an abandoned WWII armory in downtown Green Bay. They’re mission is to become a self sustaining indoor urban farm capable of supplying healthy vegetables and fish (perch) to the local market year-round through a process known as aquaponics. They also offer excellent education on the process and plan to help anyone who is interested learn how they can also use aquaponics to produce food for the growing population. This summer, Alex Zacharias and I brought members to the Farmory to see for themselves what they do. The kids in turn were there to offer advice onRead More →

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