EDUCATION AT THE PAVEK MUSEUM OF BROADCASTING, WHERE SCIENCE AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION COME ALIVE.
Providing young people of all ages the inspiration and momentum of thought to envision and invent the communications of tomorrow.
Today's children live in a world filled with marvels of electronic communication that their parents could not have imagined. Where did they come from? How did they evolve? What will the future hold? The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting sparks interest in science and communication with five special, high-quality educational programs for children and adults.
THE BROADCAST WORKSHOP Live And On The Air
"Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. You are listening to the crystal clear sounds of KPAV!" So begins another radio show for another excited group of elementary school children participating in a Broadcast Workshop. Designed for children grades four through six, the Broadcast Workshop program helps students learn the history of electronic communication while creating their own 1960s-style radio broadcasts and participating in a TV quiz show. The Pavek Museum's Broadcast Workshop is considered one of the Twin Cities' very best field trip opportunities by schools and scout groups.
The Museum offers a Workshop Combo combining the Broadcast Workshop with our new Electromagnetism Workshop (see below), allowing students to participate in two unique field trip experiences in one day. Broadcast Workshops may also be conducted in conjunction with related workshops on electricity and magnetism at the nearby Bakken Library and Museum.
THE ELECTROMAGNETISM WORKSHOP The Wonderful World of Electromagnetism - Our Newest Program
The perfect compliment to our Broadcast Workshop, The Wonderful World of Electromagnetism introduces youngsters in grades four through six to the force that powers our modern world, from electronic communication to electric power generation.
Students learn the basic concepts of the relationship between electricity and magnetism with a variety of hands-on activities that are both educational and entertaining.
Our Broadcast/Electromagnetism Workshop Combo lets students participate in both informative, memorable workshops in the same day. The Electromagnetism Workshop is also offered on its own, or in conjunction with related programs at the nearby Bakken Library and Museum.
We also offer our workshops for home school groups, scouts, afterschool programs, and other groups. Groups must make reservations in advance. Please write the Museum at email@example.com or call (952) 926-8198.
MAGNETS TO MEGAHERTZ Hands-On Enrichment For The Electronics Wizards of Tomorrow
Magnets to Megahertz at the Pavek Museum begins October 26, 2013.
This program is intended for kids 9 -12 years old who are seriously interested in learning about electricity and electronics. We begin with the basics - winding magnets, making telegraph keys - and progress through Ohm's Law and basic electrical calculations, then on to radio.
Each of the two semesters runs six Saturday mornings with a seventh Saturday as a make-up day.
The first semester will run five Saturdays in a row, from 9:30 A.M. till 12 noon starting October 26. There will be no class on November 30th. Class will meet again on December 7, with a make-up class scheduled for December 14.
The second seven-week semester will begin on January 11, 2014.
The course is taught by Museum staff and a variety of other industry professionals. Students who successfully complete the course leave with a good basic understanding of electronic theory that places them years ahead of their contemporaries in this area.
Applicants should understand that this is a challenging, accelerated class requiring a commitment on the part of students. We try to make the class fun, and there's a good deal of hands-on project construction, but there is also a lot of theory presented at the chalkboard.
While the information is presented in a way that grade-school students can understand, it often approaches college level content. Students are treated like young adults and we ask them to view themselves that way while they are with us. Each applicant is interviewed to determine whether she/he has the appropriate levels of maturity and serious interest. Sorry, this class is sold out for the 2013 - 2014 season
VINTAGE RADIO SERVICE For The Collector And Hobbyist
Vintage Radio Service, a course in antique radio restoration and repair, is conducted over seven Saturday mornings. The 2014 class will begin Saturday, April 5, 2014. It's designed for adult collectors and hobbyists, people who, like Joe Pavek, want to learn how to get that old radio running again. Register now. The cost for this course is $150.
NOW YOU'RE TALKING! The Technician Class License Course
This class runs ten consecutive Tuesday nights, starting January 7, 2014, right here at the Museum. It's sponsored by the Minnesota Youth Amateur Radio Council, The Boy Scouts, and the Museum of Broadcasting. This is a great way to get into Ham Radio. Cost is $10 per student for the class and $15 for the test. You will also need to purchase and read a copy of The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual before our first session.It's available at Radio City or Barnes and Noble. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Space for all of our educational programs is limited, and students or groups must register in advance. Please write the Museum of Broadcasting at email@example.com or call (952) 926-8198