Discovery Days

Photo by Piper Hanson

Photo by Piper Hanson


Northwest Folklife is excited to partner with Seattle Children’s Museum for their 2017 Discovery Days Camps! Have you ever wondered how robots move? Curious about sounds waves? Attracted to the mystery of magnets? Well you can learn all about it this summer from July 20 – 21 and August 17 – 18! Uncover a world of fun at the day camp unique as each and every one of you.

For more information about the camp, click here.





August 17: Moving with Magnets with a Family Dance: Explore the power of magnets through arts, crafts, and even dance! You can create your own magnetic masterpiece by covering metal objects with paint or creating magnetic slime using iron filings. Push and pull with your partner in a family dance with caller Clare Woolgrove!

About Clare and the family dance: A native of the UK, Clare loves to bring the joys of the barn and ceiligh dances of her youth to families of the Pacific northwest.  Get ready to grab a partner and sashay down the hall, or dance along to a good old singing game.  Fun is the priority and two left feet are just fine.  Come on out and dance!

Clare always calls to live music and will today be accompanied by her husband Howard Good on button accordion.


August 18Sounding Board with “James AudioPoet Burchfield: Learn about pitch, echolocation and sounds waves by making your own drums and panpipes, experimenting with beatboxing, and more.

About James “AudioPoet” Burchfield: Known for being a human beatbox, James uses his mouth, lips, tongue, and throat to imitate musical instruments, turntables, and more.