Course Twelve: Garfield Park Conservatory
Join us on May 4th (10am-1pm) for the twelfth course of Watermelon University. Scholars will meet at the Garfield Park Family Center and hike over to the Conservatory and Sunken Gardens to dig into the fascinating world of plants. Then, we’ll head back to the family center to cultivate magical garden tales. 3 MUSES (Credits)
Course Eleven: Cartoonist’s World
Join us on April 20th (10am-1pm) for the eleventh course of Watermelon University. Scholars will meet at the Fountain Square Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library where they will be introduced to Josh Smart. Mr. Smart is the illustrator of Professor Watermelon’s books and the resident cartoonist for the Indiana Pacers. He will demonstrate how he creates cartoon characters and will help scholars create cartoon characters for their own stories. 3 MUSES (Credits)
Course Fourteen: Dragonflies and Butterflies
Join us on June 1st for the fourteenth course of Watermelon University. Scholars will meet at the Nora Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library where they will be immersed into the enchanted world of butterflies and dragonflies. After uncovering fascinating knowledge about these beautiful and intriguing insects, scholars will participate in creative writing challenges and turn their ideas into stories.
Course Thirteen: Circle City Industrial Complex
Join us on May 18th (10am-1pm) for the thirteenth course of Watermelon University. Scholars will meet at the Indiana Writers Center, which is inside the Circle City Industrial Complex. Formerly the Schwitzer Corporation, this building has a RICH automotive history and will provide the perfect inspiration for the month of May and the Indy 500. Scholars will tour the building and meet back inside the writer’s center to create stories and art.
About Watermelon University
Watermelon University occurs about two Saturdays each month at different educational sites. These locations are chosen by Professor Watermelon to provide the optimum springboards for creativity and storytelling. As young scholars complete courses, they will earn MUSES (credits) towards a Certificate of Museology. Four levels of certificates are given: 3-12 MUSES = Emerald Level, 13-24 MUSES = Ruby Level, 25-36 MUSES = Diamond Level, 37 or more MUSES = Goldstone Level
Tuition is $75 for each course or $65 each when 3 or more courses are purchased at the same time. To enroll your child in Watermelon University, call or email Professor Watermelon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-200-6029. If you received an enrollment form, you may mail it to the address provided.