U of T Mississauga (UTM) is pleased to present a series of fun and educational on-demand videos for the kids of our alumni, faculty, staff and friends, to enjoy this holiday season.
Appropriate for children 6-10 years old (parental supervision may be required for some activities).
Holiday Camp video topics range from exploring animals in the neighbourhood and taking a trip through the galaxy, to workshops on card crafting and decorative gnome making, to storytelling and even yoga for kids! This eclectic mix of on-demand videos features UTM faculty, staff and alumni who have volunteered to share their passions and interests. See below for more details on each video.
A TRIP TO THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE
Take an exciting trip to the edge of the universe and the beginning of time. Check out stunning images of planets, moons, stars, and galaxies, and learn about such things as exploding stars, black holes, and the possibility of extraterrestrial life!
John Percy, Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences, U of T Mississauga
MAKING MARBLE CARDS
Parental supervision suggested
Materials needed: Click here to download the materials list
In this fun and interactive workshop, learn to make cool colourful designs on cards for gifting over the holidays. Experiment with unusual art making materials to create your own unique designs.
Cherie Novecosky (HBA 2018, UTM), Artist and Administrative Assistant, Arts Student Centre, University of Calgary
WILDLIFE OUTSIDE YOUR WINDOW: RECOGNIZING BIRDS IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
It is getting colder and darker, but there are still birds outside. Learn how to find and recognize birds that stick around your neighbourhood during winter! And what makes a woodpecker a woodpecker, or a blue jay a blue jay? Discover how to use birds’ appearances and sounds to tell them apart.
Sanja Hinić-Frlog (MSc 2002, UofT), Associate Professor, Department of Biology, UTM
Christoph Richter, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, UTM
PUT A GNOME ON IT
Parental involvement is needed as this project involves cutting, sewing and (low-temp) hot gluing
Materials needed: Click here to download the materials list and template
Join Professor Sarah Seeley for a step-by-step demonstration of how to make a felt gnome. This festive and mischievous creation will make a welcome addition to your home over the holidays!
Sarah Seeley, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy, UTM
YOGA FOR KIDS
Explore a yoga sequence embodying nature and wildlife through a mind-body practice that includes breath work. This 15-minute session will leave your kids feeling refreshed and stretched for the rest of your day while getting all their wiggles out!
Nikki Robichaud (BA 2008, UTM), Fitness Program Assistant, Department of Recreation, Athletics and Wellness, UTM
Cindy MacDonald, Fitness Program Assistant, Department of Recreation, Athletics and Wellness, UTM
READING AND 3D PRINTING WITH THE UTM LIBRARY
Join Mike Serafin, librarian at the UTM Library, in a reading of a fun kids' book. During the reading Mike will also showcase 3D printing technology by creating a printed object related to the story.
Michael Serafin (BS 2002 & MI 2007), Library Technologies & Library Liaison, UTM Library
THE CHANGING SEASONS - TRADITIONAL STORYTELLING
Listen and learn with Cat Criger as he provides a lighthearted look, from an Indigenous philosophical perspective, at the changing seasons, sharing humour about rabbits nesting in trees while nurturing land-based learning. This video is presented in the tradition of old style storytelling and is suitable for all ages.
Cat Criger, Indigenous Advisor, UTM Indigenous Centre
Please contact Alumni Relations if you require information in an alternate format, or if any other arrangements can make this event accessible to you.
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