Friday, May 21, 2010

Communications Exhibit Grand Opening

June 5
Exhibit Grand Opening!

The first phase of HSC’s new Communications Exhibit is ready for use. The working telegraph has been a popular attraction throughout the winter, with many visitors busy sending Morse Code messages from one station to the other. The telegraph segment, sponsored by Paul Bunyan Telephone, is the first of many that will feature the history of communication from smoke signals to present-day wireless technology.

The official grand opening of the exhibit will be Saturday, June 5. By that time we’ll have prototypes for signage and informational displays on which we will welcome comments in order to improve the presentation for its final configuration.

Throughout the afternoon on that day we’ll have coffee, punch, and snacks for all visitors. There will be door prizes, gifts, and special discounts in the store.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Headwaters Science Center/Lions Club Fundraiser

Here is your chance to help HSC get some badly needed funds. Please donate items for the Bemidji Lions Club Charity Auction, and HSC will receive a portion of the proceeds. This will be a huge community event sponsored by the Lions Club on June 26, 2010 at Beltrami County Fairgrounds. See this link for all the details.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Birdwatching Program at HSC

Friday Science for Homeschoolers at Headwaters Science Center will feature Bird Watching/Monitoring and Binoculars, with Chris Tolman.

Birdwatching is fun, fascinating, and free. It’s as easy as watching the birds in your own backyard. Many people love to feed the birds, but few people actually know all ...the different birds that come to dine at their feeders. Come join us for birdwatching 101 and learn some basics that will make bird identification easier. We’ll talk about size, shape, behavior, and where to look for specific details and how to use a reference book. We’ll cover basic bird feeder tips and what to feed to attract a variety of birds. We’ll also cover binocular use and buying tips. You’ll learn how you can get involved as a Citizen Scientist – how to collect data that is used in actual research. After all that (weather permitting) we’ll get into the fun stuff… going outside to look for birds. We’ll put our newly acquired skills to the test and see how many different species of birds we can identify. This program is geared for family participation. It is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required; class size is limited. Fee is $6.00 per student. Class will be held at Headwaters Science Center, 413 Beltrami Ave in downtown Bemidji from 2:00 – 4:00pm, Friday May 21st. For more information or to register please call Chris at 444-4472 or email