Explore UT communications consultant Barbara Langham has asked us to share the following information with our member libraries.
Explore UT, a yearly event that some have called an “academic Disneyland,” is open to all the people of Texas. It makes a great Saturday outing for families and offers a special opportunity for homeschools. We encourage libraries to post a link to Explore UT on their Web sites and include the information in newsletters or other announcements.
For more information, contact Barbara at 512-346-2261.
Explore UT Offers Education Adventure for Families
What: "Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas!"
When: Saturday, March 1, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The University of Texas at Austin
Who's invited: Students K-12, teachers and families - Everyone is welcome!
Cost: Free, no sign-up for activities
Web site: www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut
Choose from more than 400 educational activities on campus. Watch water flow uphill in a hydraulics lab, learn the Russian alphabet, see world-famous paintings at the new Blanton Art Museum, march with the Longhorn Band, and more. It’s a great educational outing for the whole family.
Plan a Field Trip.
Many schools in Texas are planning a field trip to Explore UT. Check with your school about riding the bus, or organize your own field trip with other families or a community organization. If you plan to come in a bus or van, register it online at the University’s Explore UT Web site: http://www.utexas.edu/events/exploreut/bus.html/ This helps the University plan parking and welcoming activities. (No registration for private automobiles.)
By return e-mail, you will receive instructions for where to enter campus and information about arranging lunch at Jester Center for $5. Of course, you may bring sack lunches and picnic on the lawn.
Check out Explore UT Activities for 2008.
The Explore UT Web site reflects 2008 activities. You can begin planning which of the 400 or more activities you wish to do. Many favorite activities from previous years will be repeated, and you’ll find new activities as well – such as building a rocket propelled by alternate energy sources, learning about Celtic life in the Iron Age, and dancing a chorus line routine from a popular Broadway show.
About mid-February, the Explore UT Web site will offer a PDF file that you can download and print. It will be the same as the printed program you get when you arrive on campus, complete with map and photos.
Questions? Check the Explore UT Web site above, contact Barbara Langham (512-346-2261, firstname.lastname@example.org), or call the University at 512-471-7753.