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University of Michigan FSR Workshops: Can you Feel the Beat?

This year at CPL, the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History presents a series of three, fun Family Reading and Science workshops titled Just Like me: exploring culture, biology and the human experience. To tie in with their temporary exhibition at the museum called RACE: Are we so different? (February 2013-June 2013), they are focusing on and exploring how biology, anthropology, physics, geography and chemistry all play a part in race and culture.

We invite you to register for the final of three monthly workshops in the series titled Can you feel the beat? Exploring what makes music the universal language. The workshop takes place in the Community Room on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 1:00-2:00 PM. Families will learn what makes some instruments more common than others and why some noises sound strange or get us excited.  We will also explore how cultural transmission influences music and families will get to make their own instruments.  Workshops are designed for children ages 6-11, accompanied by an adult. Online registration begins February 22.

The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History will also host an Exploring Humanity Discovery Day on Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Admission is free and open to the public.