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World Forestry Center Discovery Museum Spring Break
Takes Visitors Around the World!

(Portland , Oregon) Join the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum as they go on a trip around the world. Each day explores a new and exciting region of the globe with entertainment, crafts, stories, and of course the importance of trees in those areas of the world. Spring Break is March 22-26 and activities are from 11am – 3pm daily. All activities are included with museum admission: $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (62+) and $5 for children (3-18). View www.worldforestry.org for a complete list of activities.

Explore the unique and interesting cultures of five different locations:

Monday, March 22 ~ Journey to Greece with mythology story time, Ancient Greek arts and crafts including masks, and shields.  Interactive Greek Theater~ The Naming of Athens.  Learn how Athens got  its name and what it has to do with the olive tree.

Tuesday, March 23 ~ Travel Around India. Make your own sand art and get henna body art while learning the traditional uses and significance of this small flowering tree. Learn how to Jai Ho! and other contemporary Indian dance from Bollywood Movez.

Wednesday, March 24 ~ Explore Australia and climb the famous Mt. Arapiles with an indoor rock climbing wall. Make your own cave drawings and then get your face painted with aboriginal symbols. Discover the jobs of the bugs in the forest.

Thursday, March 25 ~ Traverse Central & South America! Get up close and personal with the different lizards and reptiles that inhabit the tropical rainforest. Learn the cultural movement of Capoeria Angola blending music, dance and martial arts. Make your own Carnaval mask and learn about Latin America’s rainforests.

Friday, March 26 ~ Discover Native America. Explore an authentic tribal teepee and learn Native American stories and legends. Also learn how the forest was used for edible and medicinal uses, and participate in a drum circle.

The World Forestry Center is a 501(c)(3) non profit educational organization dedicated to teaching about the world’s forests and trees and environmental stewardship. The Center is located in Portland’s beautiful Washington Park. There is a $2 Metro parking fee per car that is waived if visitors take public transportation. The museum is five minutes from downtown Portland, just off Hwy 26 and is also accessible by MAX light rail line. For more information, please call 503-228-1367 or visit www.worldforestry.org.

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