Programs & Events

Nature’s Extraordinary Fibers

This program is Full.
Program Number: 
436
Program Type: 
Workshop or Trip
Date: 
Sep. 12, 2013 | Thursday, 6:30pm
Multiple Times: 
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 6:30pm-8:00pm
Requirements: 
Minimum age 10 (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult)
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
Fee: 
$10 per participant

Humans have been utilizing nature’s fibers for thousands of years.  Fibers are necessary for making clothing as well as rope for tying shelters together, making fishing nets and creating the paper we write upon.   From Yucca plant fibers to caterpillar silk and wood pulp, nature has provided an endless array of fibers.  In this workshop participants will learn the techniques for making rope, spinning wool on a spinning wheel and creating amazing creations from paper using origami.

Program Instructors: Bob Alderink, Vicky Reithinger and Frances Hayashi
Registration information: Registration required. Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form and Health Form with payment. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to trip start date. Trips failing to reach the minimum registration numbers by the deadline date may be canceled. Please call to check on trip status if interested in registering after the deadline.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.