The Montana Mountain Mushers paid a visit to the Fremont Main Children’s Department in December. The three dogs are former sled dogs from Denali Park in Alaska and now visit hospitals, schools and libraries. Their “people” told the audience all about their work, both as sled dogs and therapy dogs. They brought a real sled and the kids got to pet the dogs and pretend to drive the sled.
The Math Science Nucleus, funded, in part, by a grant from the Lam Research Foundation at Community Foundation Silicon Valley, presented two programs that made learning science fun. The first was on dinosaurs and mammoths – which really lived in Fremont (the answer – mammoths). This was followed in December by program which explained different types of microscopes and allowed the children (and their parents) to experiment and look at many things close up – including sand, the carpet and the hairs on a mother’s arm.