Caithness Horizons Launch Their “Peter's Pal's”: Young Curator's Club
10th January 2013
On 19th and 20th January Caithness Horizons will be launching a new initiative called "Peter's Pals" a Young Curators Club for children aged between 8 and 12 years old.
Led by “Peter” the Museum’s mascot who is a Little Penguin (scientific name: Eudyptula minor) and the Museum Curator “Peter’s Pal’s” will meet regularly (once a month apart from at Christmas and during the summer holidays) to investigate the Museum Collection; participate in workshops to learn new skills relating to the Museum’s Collection. Membership will be just Ł10 per year.
A special launch weekend for “Peter’s Pals” is planned for 19th and 20th January 2013. The 20th January just happens to be National Penguin Awareness Day!
From 2-4pm on Saturday 19th January Caithness Horizons will be running free drop-in Penguin themed craft workshops
From 2-4pm on Sunday 20th January Sandie Robb, Senior Education Officer from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland at Edinburgh Zoo will be running the Zoo’s Penguin themed workshop at Caithness Horizons. Admission to the event is free but places are limited so pre-booking is essential.
Please contact Caithness Horizons to book your place now.
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With the announcement of the closure of Caithness Horizons is it time to reflection whether there is longer life in volunteers running these places. The fact that grants have been a big part of the running has always put it at risk if as now grant funding is being seriously cut back as part of government austerity measures.
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Petr's Pals Curators Club for youngsters is getting popular and priority is given to them for events. Book early for your children if you want them to attend.
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