Kids Culture 04.05.18

Education Notes

For Budding Biologists

A book talk for future biologists ages 6 and up will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. Sarah B. Pomeroy, a professor of classics, will share her illustrated book about Meria Sibylla Merian, a natural historian and artist who found and painted the flora and fauna of Indonesia in the 17th century. A Spanish translation of the reading will also be included, as well as an exhibition of reproductions of Ms. Merian’s work, and a book signing. The event is co-sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum and will include coffee and refreshments.

Movies, Duct Tape, Seeds

A screening of Disney Pixar’s “Brave” is scheduled for tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Amagansett Library. Free snacks and family togetherness are in store while children watch this exciting adventure of heroism and true bravery.

Children ages 9 to 12 can stop by on Saturday at 4 p.m. to make their own duct tape zipper pouch.

A special story time for 3 and 4-year-olds is planned for Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. Youngsters will get to plant seeds and sing songs after listening to a story.

Toes, Reptiles, Butterflies, Oh My!

Tomorrow from 2 to 3 p.m. at the East Hampton Library, kids ages 4 and up will have the chance to learn about being environmentally conscious and make their own reusable tote bag decorated with recycled items such as beads, buttons, and bottle caps.

Kindergartners through sixth graders can stop by Tuesday at 4 p.m. to meet some of the East End’s native reptiles and amphibians. Kids will learn about their habitats and how the creatures find food to survive the winter.

High schoolers can earn community service hours on Tuesday between 4 and 5 p.m. by designing a do-it-yourself project for the library’s young adult room.

A butterfly-theme story time and craft activity will be held Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. for kids 4 to 6.

Sixth through eighth graders can design colorful braided bracelets made from old T-shirts next Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. Materials will be provided.

Compiling the ideal college list will be the subject of a discussion for high school students and their parents or guardians next Thursday at 6 p.m. Julie Raynor Gross, a college admissions expert, will lead the presentation and a question-and-answer session will follow on topics such as college visits, identifying which colleges are realistic and those which might be a stretch, and how to make a decision on choosing which college to attend. Registration is required.

Tomorrow from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., kids ages 7 and up can construct circuits that will light up, sound off, and power an accessory. This program incorporates science, technology, engineering, and math, making the science behind electronics easy and fun to learn.

Advance registration is requested for all programs. 

Makers in Sag 

A middle school makers club will kick off Saturday at 2 p.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. Every Saturday in April, students in sixth through eighth grades can engage in hands-on creative art and technology projects. This month, the library says, kids will use Makey Makey invention kits to “build a keyboard out of bananas and connect other everyday objects to computer programs.” 

Advance registration is required.


Still Life in Montauk

Children in kindergarten and up can stop by the Montauk Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. to learn about a time when women were not supposed to be artists. Participants will celebrate the bold women who broke that barrier and became some of the most famous artists today. Then, they can create their own colorful still-life painting to take home. Registration is required as space is limited.

SoFo’s Shark Story

Children ages 6 and up will get an introduction to South Fork Natural History Museum’s shark research and education program on Saturday at 1 p.m. 

Greg Metzger, the chief field coordinator of the program, and Tobey Curtis, the lead scientist and fisheries manager at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will educate children and adults about SoFo’s new shark science endeavor, launched in January, a collaboration of scientists, educators, and fishermen for the conservation and sustainability of several shark species that inhabit nearby waters.

Kids Community Peace Chorus

Third to sixth graders who would like to get together, sing, talk, write songs, and eat pizza are invited to join a new kids community peace chorus beginning Thursday, April 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The peace chorus will be led by Nancy Remkus, a retired teacher from the Sag Harbor Elementary School and a registered music therapist, in an effort to help kids express their feelings through music and for them to spread peaceful messages through song.

Parents of children interested in participating have been asked to contact Ms. Remkus at 631-725-3938 or by email at The first meeting will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse of the South Fork, 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. The event is nondenominational.