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November 2020

, All Ages

November 27

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Closed on-site, open online!

The museum will be closed Friday, November 27. Take your Black Friday shopping online! Browse unique, fun, exciting gifts for yourself, friends, and family from The Museum Store: fcmod.org/store.

Music, All Ages

November 28

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Meet the Guitar Virtual Workshop

Is your guitar gathering dust in a closet? Looking for a place to start? Join us for an introduction to the guitar. Explore the history behind the instrument, discover how to best care for your guitar, learn chords and strumming patterns, and start your guitar journey!

Registration closes 30 minutes before the program starts. Instruction for this workshop will take place live on Zoom on November 28th. A packet will be sent to the provided email upon registration. Zoom link and additional information packet will be emailed to you the day of the program. We ask that you provide your own Guitar.

Cost: Tickets for this program are available with a pay what you can model! Whatever your budget, we want you to participate fully and comfortably. Your support makes a big difference for our nonprofit museum during these unprecedented times. Thank you for your consideration!

Ages: Open to all ages; designed for ages 10+. Younger participants may require parent supervision and assistance.

Music, Kids

November 28

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sound Detectives

Sound is all around us. We hear it every day but have you ever asked yourself just what is sound? Join us for an exploration into all things sound. Together we will discover the secrets sound holds.

Registration closes 30 minutes before the program starts. Instruction for this workshop will take place live on Zoom on November 28 at 2:00 pm. Zoom link and information packet will be emailed to you on the day of the program.

Cost: Tickets for this program are available with a pay what you can model! Whatever your budget, we want you to participate fully and comfortably. Your support makes a big difference for our nonprofit museum during these unprecedented times. Please select your preferred ticket price below, and thank you for your consideration!

Ages: Open to all ages; designed for ages 5-8. Young participants may require caregiver supervision and aid.

Science, Kids, Teens

November 30

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Colorado Spirit Social Hour with SummitStone Health Partners | Topic: LGBTQ

TOPIC: LGBTQ | Intersection of COVID-19 and LGBTQ, safe space and discussion and community resource sharing.

WHAT: Join us for a weekly Colorado Spirit Social Hour. We know how isolated you feel and we want to support you! Hop online and tune into an hour of tips and activities related to coping with COVID-19.

WHEN: Weekly! Mondays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 2 p.m.  Lasts about an hour. New topic each week!

COST: Free

HOW TO INTERACT: To kick-off each social hour, we will lay out some ground rules and etiquette. You choose your level of participation, whether you are “all in” with video and audio or just audio. Relax, we hope to make it as comfortable as possible.

YOUR HOSTS: Annah and Becky are part of your Larimer County Colorado Spirit team. Colorado Spirit is a FEMA-funded counseling/support service for Colorado. We are called a support line, resource line and sometimes a hope line! We are traditional mental health providers who do not diagnose people or treat mental illness. Instead, the counselors are a combination of mental health professionals and paraprofessionals .

HOW TO JOIN: Social hours are done via Zoom. Please download the free app to your phone or software to your desktop then use the link: https://summitstonehealth.zoom.us/j/95940342218

Please email colospirit@summitstonehealth.org for assistance logging on.

December 2020

Music, Science, History, Teens, Adults

December 2

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Discovery Live: Ask an Expert / Descubrimiento en vivo: Pregúntale a un experto

Explore your world with Discovery Live: Ask an Expert! Tune in to hear from a variety of guest experts, ask questions, and discover science, history, and art happening in your own backyard!

This week, join FCMoD as teen panelists from Poudre High School’s Ambassadors – a student mentoring program – share their experiences around mental health. What are some of the main mental health issues affecting teens, and what does self-care look like? How are teens supporting the mental health of others as peers? How has COVID impacted your mental health? What are some of the stigmas around mental health that you see, and how do you combat that? Tune in to ask these questions, or one of your own, as we break down the stigma around mental health!

This event includes two panels, one presented in Spanish and one presented in English.

Presented in partnership with Poudre High School’s Ambassador Program. This virtual lecture series is hosted live on FCMoD’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Watch here live on Wednesday, December 2nd:
www.facebook.com/FOCOMOD or www.youtube.com/FortCollinsMuseumofDiscovery/live

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Explora tu mundo con “Descubrimiento en vivo: Pregúntale a un experto”. Únete al Museo del Descubrimiento de Fort Collins (FCMoD) durante este evento gratuito para escuchar a una gran variedad de invitados especiales expertos en todo tipo de temas, en donde podrás hacer preguntas y descubrir la ciencia, la historia y el arte que ocurren constantemente a tu alrededor.

Durante esta semana, tendremos como panelistas a adolescentes y jóvenes miembros de “Poudre High School’s Ambassadors”, el cual es un programa de asesoría y apoyo para estudiantes. Durante este evento presentado en línea, compartirán sus experiencias en torno a un tema de gran importancia: la salud mental. ¿Cuáles son algunos de los principales problemas de salud mental que afectan a los adolescentes y jóvenes, y cómo están encontrando soluciones a ellos? ¿Cómo apoyan su salud mental entre compañeros y amigos? ¿De qué formas el COVID ha afectado su salud mental? ¿Cuáles son algunos de los estigmas en cuanto a este tema, y cómo se combaten?

Este evento incluye dos paneles; uno presentado en español y otro en inglés.

Únete a nosotros para hacer preguntas y escuchar respuestas mientras eliminamos los estigmas y malentendidos que existen en torno a la salud mental.

Ver aquí en vivo el miércoles 2 de diciembre:
www.facebook.com/FOCOMOD o www.youtube.com/FortCollinsMuseumofDiscovery/live

Science, Kids, Teens

December 3

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Colorado Spirit Social Hour with SummitStone Health Partners | Topic: LGBTQ

TOPIC: LGBTQ | Intersection of COVID-19 and LGBTQ, safe space and discussion and community resource sharing.

WHAT: Join us for a weekly Colorado Spirit Social Hour. We know how isolated you feel and we want to support you! Hop online and tune into an hour of tips and activities related to coping with COVID-19.

WHEN: Weekly! Mondays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 2 p.m.  Lasts about an hour. New topic each week!

COST: Free

HOW TO INTERACT: To kick-off each social hour, we will lay out some ground rules and etiquette. You choose your level of participation, whether you are “all in” with video and audio or just audio. Relax, we hope to make it as comfortable as possible.

YOUR HOSTS: Annah and Becky are part of your Larimer County Colorado Spirit team. Colorado Spirit is a FEMA-funded counseling/support service for Colorado. We are called a support line, resource line and sometimes a hope line! We are traditional mental health providers who do not diagnose people or treat mental illness. Instead, the counselors are a combination of mental health professionals and paraprofessionals .

HOW TO JOIN: Social hours are done via Zoom. Please download the free app to your phone or software to your desktop then use the link: https://summitstonehealth.zoom.us/j/95940342218

Please email colospirit@summitstonehealth.org for assistance logging on.

Science, Teens, Adults

December 7

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Colorado Spirit Social Hour with SummitStone Health Partners | Topic: Grief & Loss

TOPIC: Grief & Loss | Coping with loss, stages of grief, and link to resources.

WHAT: Join us for a weekly Colorado Spirit Social Hour. We know how isolated you feel and we want to support you! Hop online and tune into an hour of tips and activities related to coping with COVID-19.

WHEN: Weekly! Mondays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 2 p.m.  Lasts about an hour. New topic each week!

COST: Free

HOW TO INTERACT: To kick-off each social hour, we will lay out some ground rules and etiquette. You choose your level of participation, whether you are “all in” with video and audio or just audio. Relax, we hope to make it as comfortable as possible.

YOUR HOSTS: Annah and Becky are part of your Larimer County Colorado Spirit team. Colorado Spirit is a FEMA-funded counseling/support service for Colorado. We are called a support line, resource line and sometimes a hope line! We are traditional mental health providers who do not diagnose people or treat mental illness. Instead, the counselors are a combination of mental health professionals and paraprofessionals .

HOW TO JOIN: Social hours are done via Zoom. Please download the free app to your phone or software to your desktop then use the link: https://summitstonehealth.zoom.us/j/95940342218

Please email colospirit@summitstonehealth.org for assistance logging on.

Science, History, Adults

December 8

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Siendo padres de familia durante una pandemia

¿Eres madre o padre de algún niño pequeño? ¿Te sientes agobiada/o con los retos que presenta el COVID durante el aprendizaje remoto, o con comportamientos difíciles de manejar, o con todo lo que implica ser padre de familia durante estos tiempos? No estás sola/o.

Con la idea de tomar acciones en conjunto con nuestra exhibición especial Salud mental: Asuntos de la mente, el Museo del Descubrimiento de Fort Collins, con la ayuda del Consejo Infantil del Condado de Larimer (Early Childhood Council of Larimer County), se transforma en un lugar donde padres de familia y tutores puedan conectarse, compartir historias y aprender de la experiencia de especialistas localizados en nuestra área.

Estas reuniones virtuales serán facilitadas por la Dra. Buffy Trent Wolf, psicóloga y experta en salud mental infantil. Durante estas sesiones, la doctora proporcionará información, recursos y herramientas sobre factores estresantes comunes causado por COVID que están impactando a adultos y a niños por igual. Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de conectar con otras familias en el área que están actualmente experimentando desafíos similares, además de celebrar también todos los triunfos por más pequeños que sean.

Se ofrecerán dos reuniones cada mes, una en inglés y otra en español, durante las siguientes fechas:

Martes, 24 de noviembre, 2020 (en inglés)
Martes, 22 de diciembre, 2020 (en inglés)
Martes, 19 de enero, 2021 (en inglés)

Martes, 10 de noviembre, 2020 (en español)
Martes, 8 de diciembre, 2020 (en español)
Martes, 5 de enero, 2021 (en español)

Presentado en colaboración con el Consejo Infantil del Condado de Larimer (Early Childhood Council of Larimer County). Este programa se compone de una serie de reuniones virtuales y provee un espacio donde familias puedan conectarse unas con otras, así como aprender y compartir recursos. Tu participación en este programa es completamente gratuita, pero el espacio es limitado. Te agradeceríamos mucho si haces tu reservación anticipadamente. Después de registrarte, te enviaremos un enlace de Zoom por correo electrónico.

¿Tienes preguntas? Contacta a Madison Lee del Museo del Descubrimiento de Fort Collins: malee@fcmod.org y/o a Liz Means del Consejo Infantil del Condado de Larimer: lmeans@ecclc.org.


Are you a parent of a young child? Feeling overwhelmed with COVID, remote learning, challenging behaviors, and everything else? We hear you, and trust us, you’re not alone.

Designed to run alongside the Mind Matters exhibit, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery has teamed up with the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County to create a place for parents and caregivers to connect, share stories, and learn from local experts.

These virtual gatherings will be facilitated by Dr. Buffy Trent Wolf, a psychologist and early childhood mental health expert who will provide information, resources and tools about common COVID-related stressors impacting caregivers and children. Participants will also have a chance to connect with other local families going through similar challenges, and to celebrate even the smallest successes.

There will be two meetups offered each month, one in English and one in Spanish:

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 (ENGLISH)
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 (ENGLISH)
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (ENGLISH)

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 (SPANISH)
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 (SPANISH)
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 (SPANISH)

Presented in partnership with the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County. This program is a virtual meeting series providing local caregivers with a place to connect, learn and share resources. Participation in these meetings is completely free of charge, but space is limited; please register to reserve your spot. Zoom link to attend will be emailed after registration. Questions? Please contact Madison Lee at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery: malee@fcmod.org and Liz Means at Early Childhood Council of Larimer County: lmeans@ecclc.org

Science, All Ages

December 9

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Night Skies of Fort Collins

Each week, join us on Facebook Live to learn more about objects and patterns you can see in the night sky! Take a guided interactive tour to identify stars, planets, constellations, and more in the skies over Fort Collins! Afterwards, you’ll be able to go outside for yourself and be a stargazing pro!

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Music, All Ages

December 9

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Discovery Live: Ask an Expert!

Explore your world with Discovery Live: Ask a Music Therapist! Tune in to hear from a variety of guest experts, ask questions, and discover science, history, and art happening in your own backyard. This week, join FCMoD as panelists from Sound Well Music Therapy, Faith Halverson- Ramos and fellow professional Anastasia Canfield chat about Music Therapy and its benefits.

What is music therapy? Who can benefit from it? What does it take to become a licensed Music Therapist? How is listening to music that helps me different from music therapy? Do you need to know how to play an instrument to participate in music therapy?

Presented in partnership with Sound Well Music Therapy. This virtual lecture series is hosted live on FCMoD’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Watch here live on Wednesday, December 9th:

https://www.youtube.com/c/FortCollinsMuseumofDiscovery/live

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