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Morning of Fun, Learning for Families with Keene State College's Families on Campus

KEENE, N.H., 02/14/07 - Keene State College Continuing Education announces registration is open for Families on Campus. This new program on Saturday, March 10, for families and their elementary-school-aged children, grades one through six, combines fun and learning. Families select from one of three courses running from 9 a.m. to noon.

In Yoga and Creative Movement, families do yoga and play yoga games together, actively engaging each other and taking part in group activities such as Shape Museum and Yoga Bowling. Creative movement activities introduce concepts of positive and negative space. Relaxation is part of the fun in this class. Exercises are designed for varied abilities, and the class is a perfect introduction to yoga for beginners. Wear comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement. Bring plenty of water for drinking and a mat, a towel, or a blanket for floor work.

Instructor Michelle Davis is a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. Davis teaches classes at Sterling Studios and at Keene State College. She is a graduate of KSC, where she studied modern dance and creative movement education.

Families explore and have fun, creating and building a model of their dream house using foam board and materials readily found around the house in Create Your Dream House. Children and parents furnish their completed house by creating furniture, adding rugs, and painting walls.

Instructor Evelyn Winter is a local artist who has won many local and national awards. She teaches children and adults art and creativity in workshops held in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.

Families solve the mystery of the missing teddy bear in Mystery Festival. Parents and children look for the teddy bear gone missing using scientific principles to study the “crime scene,” conducting crime-lab tests on the evidence, and analyzing results. Crime-lab procedures include thread tests, powder tests, DNA comparisons, chromatography, and fingerprinting. Mystery Festival combines fun and excitement with experimentation, logical thinking, and real-life correlations to forensic science.

Instructors Debbie Black and Erik Bell are Keene State College faculty members and codirectors of KSC’s Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) site. The instructors’ energetic teaching style incorporates their range of experience teaching both adults and children.

Families on Campus costs $25 per person. Classes are taught on the KSC campus. A Families on Campus registration form is available online.

People who are registered for Families on Campus by March 1, 2007, are entered to win one free class - either a morning or afternoon session - for one child in the KSC summer program Kids on Campus. Kids on Campus 2007, for grades one through eight, runs June 25-29, July 9-13, and August 13-17. The winner may choose the week. The winner is contacted on March 2, 2007. For more information on Kids on Campus, visit

Information about all Keene State College Continuing Education courses is available online, by e-mail (continuing-, by telephone (800-KSC-1909 or 358-2290), or directly from the Continuing Education Office (Elliot Hall, 229 Main Street, Keene, New Hampshire).

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