LPB's Girls Virtual Road Trip to the Museum!

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TAKE A ROAD TRIP THROUGH TIME! Sign up for LPB’s Girls Virtual Road Trip to the Museum! and preview screening.

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WHAT: LPB’s Girls Virtual Road Trip to the Museum!

WATCH: A sneak peek screening of the PBS show PREHISTORIC ROAD TRIP

WHEN: June 13 – 10:30AM-12:00PM

FOR: Girls in grades 4th-6th

COST: FREE

WHERE: Online

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 31

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Access to the internet along with a computer, laptop, or phone

School may be out for the summer, but the learning doesn't have to end. The upcoming PBS program Prehistoric Road Trip will get kids excited about natural science and so will LPB’s Girls Virtual Road Trip to the Museum! It's a fun-filled online/interactive event and preview screening in partnership with the LSU College of Science, Geaux Science Explorations (which is funded by the Halliburton EAB Foundation) and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library.

This online event won’t sacrifice fun for safety - we can do both! The event begins with a sneak peek of LPB’s upcoming 3-part series Prehistoric Road Trip, premiering June 17. Emily Graslie, the Chief Curiosity Correspondent at the Field Museum and host of the YouTube series The Brain Scoop. As the host, writer, and executive producer of the show, Graslie takes attendees on an epic road trip through America’s fossil country. This preview will have girls excited about watching the series, and give them a better understanding of our planet’s past and a look at what new discoveries might mean for its future.

Next, attendees will get a chance to hear from women scientists representing several fields; Geologists, Ornithologist, Mammalogist, and Ichthyologist. GIRL POWER in the sciences is well represented by scientists from Louisiana State University!

Each attendee will receive their own Girls Virtual Road Trip to the Museum! science kit that’s full of activities you can complete at home - then share your “discoveries” online with us!

Each kit will come with:

  • Fossil study activity – learn to identify fossils.
  • Build a specimen – mold an animal specimen out of clay.
  • Catch a specimen – catch and release a backyard critter. * quantities could be limited due to COVID
  • Strawberry DNA extraction – instructions for a fun activity using household materials.

Attendees will also receive a cool t-shirt for participating, LSU swag, and a suggested summer reading and resources list from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library so the learning and activities don’t have to end.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SIGN UP? Our space is limited: we can only accommodate 70 girls so sign up and secure your spot ASAP. You’ll be asked for your street address so we can mail attendee's activity kits and t-shirt. The link with details on how to take part should be emailed to you a few days before the event. As this is a live, virtual event – you will need to have access to the internet and either a laptop, computer, or phone to take part.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE EVENT? Take your kit out and have fun! Build your “specimen” or pose with your backyard “catch” and share photos with us on social media. Don’t forget to tag us @lpborg and @lsuscience. Use hashtag #LPBRoadTrip.

WATCH THE SHOW! Let the learning continue by watching PREHISTORIC ROAD TRIP. The program premieres on LPB Wednesday, June 17 at 9pm.

Go to lpb.org/programs/roadtrip for more information and to learn more about the upcoming PBS program PREHISTORIC ROAD TRIP.

Major funding for Prehistoric Road Trip is provided by The Negaunee Foundation. Funding is also provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Grainger Foundation, and The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation.

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