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Pratt Museum News Releases and Calendar entries

WINTER HOURS

Tuesday through Sunday 12-5, closed Mondays

FREE WINTER WEDNESDAYS

Every Wednesday in February and March

Visit your local museum, free of charge with cookies compliments of Sweet Berries Cafe.

FISH FEEDINGS

Every Tuesday and Friday at 4pm in the Marine Room at Pratt Museum

Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria. Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!

CAPITAL PROJECT COMMUNITY INPUT GATHERINGS

Saturday March 27 from 3-5pm AND

Tuesday March 30 from 5:30-7:30pm

From $12 million to $8.5 million – Obstacle or Opportunity?

The Pratt Museum Board and staff invite you to join a community conversation about the Pratt’s capital project: feasibility, concept design, stewardship, and sustainability.

EXHIBITS

BACKYARD, ALASKA

March 19 through May 16, 2010, Pratt Museum Special Exhibits Gallery

Michael Walsh and Asia Freeman’s exhibit explores stories, truths, myths, feats and failures memorialized in our backyards. Since pioneering days, we Alaskans have been known to hoard a lot of stuff. Our backyards don’t conceal as much as they reveal shared experiences and dilapidated dreams. Working with found objects, moving images and sound, collaborating multi-media artists reveal down-home Alaskan experiences for Backyard, Alaska.

KACHEMAK BAY: AN EXPLORATION OF PEOPLE AND PLACE

Pratt Museum permanent exhibit

This innovative exhibit is a complete redesign of the Pratt's main galleries, with Phase I completed in 2004. Community-based videos, photo essays, computer interactives, and visitor-controlled remote video technology take visitors beyond the museum walls to historic and contemporary life around Kachemak Bay, providing an intimate means of understanding people and place.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out our website for more details at www.prattmuseum.org and click on our calendar of events

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Pratt Museum is seeking Summer Youth Interns. Students will report to the Museum Education Program Director and will work closely with the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve interpretive staff.

The goal of this internship program is to expose local youth to the many facets of natural history, cultural heritages, and interpretive work through community based programming. Interns receive training in public interpretation and assistance in pursuing their interests in the sciences, art, and history.

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age and not have reached age 19.

Salary: $10.00 per hour / 40 hours per week.

Starting/ Ending Dates: June 7 – August 13, 2010

Application Deadline: 5pm April 16, 2010.

Interviews will be held April 27-29, and selection notification will be made by May 4, 2010.

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