Rockland museum celebrates Worldwide Day of Play
Rockland — Come celebrate the 9th annual Worldwide Day of Play with the Coastal Children’s Museum on Saturday, Oct. 6.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., educator and Artist Alexis Iammarino will be leading special outdoor Dynamic Discovery movement walks on the museum campus, stopping at species of trees, plants, natural features or anything that excites the imagination. Walkers will use their senses to observe and describe what they see and create a movement that represents their findings. At the end of the walk children will be able to recreate their exploration through these movements. Children of all ages will be delighted to see their own observations about the world being turned into a truly unique dance.
Iammarino’s work merges the disciplines of art, dance and language to better connect to the world, and the community. This fall she is continuing her work with the Rockland After School Alliance, leading movement and art workshops and with the towns of the Midcoast, organizing community projects and art installations. She will introduce to players a new way of interacting with the world at their doorsteps. For nine years, Nickelodeon has suspend all on-air and online programming on Worldwide Day of Play to encourage children around the world to go outdoors and play.
The walks will be open to any and all visitors of the museum and groups will leave from the museum’s front door every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at 75 Mechanic St. in Rockland, The Coastal Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing the opportunity to explore discover and learn, through play, about the natural world, the arts and sciences, and the diversity of Maine’s Midcoast. Information on memberships available and this and other upcoming events can be found at coastalchildrensmuseum.org or by calling the office Wednesdays through Sundays at 596-0300.