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SMACKOVER, Ar., (KNOE 8 News) - The Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources announces Spring Break activities at the museum on March 16th, 19th and 21st. Three separate programs are being offered that promise to be exciting and fun.

On Saturday, March 16, join Sherry Franques, Museum Educator, in the Tinkering Studio for "Turning Junk into Jewelry." Turning junk into jewelry is a two part process; both which are fun and exciting. First, participants will take apart and fiddle with appliances discovering the inner workings. Secondly, tinkerers will then select just the right part and make jewelry from this part. The program is from 1:00 to 3:00 and is free to the public.

On Tuesday, March 19, the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources will host a "Cardboard Automata." The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and costs $10.00 per participant. What better thing to do during your spring break than to tinker! So what is an automaton? It a non-electronic moving machine, especially those that have been made to resemble human or animal actions, such as the cuckoo figures on a cuckoo clock. While constructing a kinetic toy, participants have a chance to investigate different types of mechanisms such as cams, levers and linkages. This is a great activity for all budding animation enthusiasts, architects, engineers or those that just like to make stuff.

On Thursday, March 21, there will be a different kind of tinkering called "Sewn Circuits." Learn what a circuit is then make a wearable circuit. Experiment with a battery, conductive thread, tape and an LED light to learn how to connect a circuit which all leads to designing a way for it to work on a wrist cuff or headband. The program will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30, and costs $10.00 per participant.

Reservations are a must for all programs, including free ones, due to space limitations. Call the museum at 870-725-2877 to sign up for a fun Spring Break day of Tinkering.

About the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
The mission of the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources is to collect, preserve and interpret Arkansas's natural resources with particular emphasis on petroleum and brine used for bromine extraction. Exhibits throughout the museum demonstrate the discovery and uses of petroleum and brine. Temporary exhibits change every six months and focus on various topics. The museum is one of 52 Arkansas State Parks. Museum hours are from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday –Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is free.

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