Dreading Spring Break? Don’t worry, we have lots of ideas to keep your kiddos entertained with daily downloadable activities complete with paired movie suggestions! It will be fun for the whole family! Check out the list of activities below, plus join us on Facebook Live on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 3pm for special guest performances featuring magic, space, and birds of prey!
Monday: Abracadabra Magic Day
3 PM Special Guest: The Great Steverino, ‘Traditional’ Magic Show
Be amazed by the Great Steverino’s sleight of hand illusions as well as his special talents in the art of mentalism! Steve’s combined magic and acting talents create shows that are polished, professional and always entertaining. Steve’s easy going style and relaxed sense of humour makes him an audience favourite who is called back to entertain year after year! Steve will join us virtually through livestream in the Bruce Power Theatre, but don’t worry there will be lots of time to ask him questions! Will he give away his secrets? Who knows!
Movie Suggestion – Harry Potter
Tuesday: Paleolithic Playtime
Movie suggestion – The Croods 2
Wednesday: Outta this World
3PM – Special guest, John Hlynialuk from the Bluewater Astronomical Society
with science experiment: Comets in the Kitchen!
How cool is an invisible, odourless, tasteless gas? About 78.5 degree BELOW Zero that’s how cool! And in its solid form as dry ice, it has some very interesting properties. It can put out flames and make metal squeal. It can create floating bubbles full of fog. It can make smoke rings that shoot across the room and mess up your hair. Dr. Albert will demonstrate the neat properties of CO2 in this presentation and finish off by making a comet right before your eyes. It just doesn’t get any cooler than that!
Movie suggestion – Home
Thursday: Adventure Time
Movie suggestion – Onward
Friday: Fur, Fins, and Feathers
3PM – Special guest, Wild Ontario with Birds of Prey
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no wait…it IS a bird! Wild Ontario has many feathered friends, and they want to share their stories with you. Whether it’s the beautiful, yellow eyes of an owl or the bald, wrinkly head of a vulture that captures your imagination, you will be sure to have a memorable experience! You won’t even realize how much you’re learning!
Movie suggestion – The Secret Life of Pets II
Special Guest Presenter Information:
The Great Steverino!
Steve has been performing magic professionally full time since 1997.
He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and CAEA and Equity, the two professional actor’s unions of Canada.
His combined magic and acting talents create shows that are polished, professional and always entertaining. Steve’s easy going style and relaxed sense of humour makes him an audience favourite who is called back to entertain year after year, for both his Adult Corporate Magician and Children’s Magician shows.
All of this coupled with excellent magic shows and sleight of hand illusions as well as his special talent for the art of mentalism makes Steve Baker’s shows sure fire hits for any audience, wherever they happen to be in Ontario: from Toronto to Tobermory or from Oakville to Orillia and anywhere in between!
John Hlynialuk is a retired high school teacher who taught science and math in both Bruce and Grey County high schools. He has been an avid stargazer since his teens when his interest in photography led him to take pictures of the starry sky, comets, the moon, northern lights and solar and lunar eclipses. Several of his photographs have been published in national astronomy magazines and he contributes columns on sky events and astronomical images to local publications.
John has been a member of the Bluewater Astronomical Society since it started and continues to work to promote knowledge of the wonders of the night sky. He and other members of the astronomy club provide astronomy programs for students and the general public at the ES Fox Observatory which has been bringing stargazing opportunities since May of 2011. The Fox Observatory is located at the Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre which has been declared a Dark Sky Preserve, one of only 17 in Canada.
Wild Ontario’s education programs aim to foster love and appreciation for Ontario’s incredible wildlife and wild spaces. They use live birds-of-prey to teach about science and help people make connections to nature. They discuss biology, ecology, ornithology, conservation and stewardship in a manner that everyone can understand and appreciate. They believe that learning should be fun above all else!
The passion and enthusiasm of their staff is infectious, and an encounter with their birds is unforgettable. Their unique stories spread the word about our impact on wildlife, and how to turn it from negative to positive. Whether it’s the beautiful, yellow eyes of an owl or the bald, wrinkly head of a vulture that captures your imagination, you will be sure to have a memorable experience! You won’t even realize how much you’re learning!