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Schedule of Events

Week 1

Monday | October 19, 2020

6 PM EST- Dia de Los Muertos Video Launch

Launch time for our Dia de Los Muertos DIY video! Learn about the LatinX history of Dia de Los Muertos and how to make your own alter using household materials. This tradition isn’t solely a way in which to honor the dead, but to honor any grief or loss you have may have experienced during COVID-19. Sponsored by the Jandon Center for Community Engagement, Mwangi Center, and the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.

View our video ofrenda here! 

Tuesday | October 20, 2020

6 PM EST- My Wicked Awesome Teacher Essay Contest

Let’s tell our STEAM educators how much they mean to us! Rules will be released here.

Wednesday | October 21, 2020

6 PM EST- Bone Bridges Video Launch

Build the strongest bridge you can using only cotton swabs, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, scissors, and tape. At the end, stack as many candy pumpkins as possible to test its strength! This video is a collaborative effort brought to you by Jandon Center’s STEAM Outreach and UConn School of Engineering. Check out the video here!

Interested in an activity sheet? Check here! 

Thursday | October 22, 2020

6 PM EST – Campus Ghost Stories

Check us out @ jccesmith to find out why Smith College is one of the most haunted college campuses in America.

Friday | October 23, 2020

7-9 PM EST – Design Thinking Initiative Workshops

Want to kick off the spooky season right? Join us for Design Thinking Initiative’s remote Halloween STEAM workshops! There are a variety of fun activities you can take part in, including costume making, LED wearables, snack-making and pumpkin carving! Workshop session info can be found here.

Week 2

Monday | October 26, 2020

Did you check out our video ofrenda last Monday? Check out our updated recipe cards here!

Tuesday | October 27, 2020

12 PM EST- Spirited Skelton Activity

Have you checked this out? Excellent activity for young learners incorporating a hands-on activity and anatomy knowledge.

Wednesday | October 28, 2020

6 PM EST- Puppet Theater Video, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

What really happened to Ichabod Crane? The ancient art of shadow puppetry meets the classic American ghost story in this enchanting, family-friendly adaptation of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

NEW- Enter the Downtown Northampton Masked Halloween Contest!

Thursday | October 29, 2020

5 PM EST- Marine Madness

Join us live in welcoming Dr. Gabrielle Corradino, Biological Oceanographer, in Marine Madness! We’ll be exploring the Top 5 Spookiest Plankton! Register here to attend. 

Friday | October 30, 2020

10 PM EST- Science of Fear Video Launch

Learn more about the Science of Fear from Smith College Professor Dan Vahaba. Check out the video here!

8 PM EST- Spooky Stories of the Diaspora

Join the Jandon Center for Community Engagement in partnership with the MwangiReads program at Smith College for a night of creepy folklore. Register here. Leave with a BIPOC recommended booklist to keep you spooked all winter! Open to all community members 18 years or older.

HALLOWEEN! Saturday | October 31, 2020

12 PM EST – LIVE @ the Haunted Museum

What does an SCMA sculpture wear to trick-or-treat? What is the creepiest object in our collection? On the occasion of our centennial, we wonder, is the museum haunted? Join your hosts, the SCMA SMEs (Student Museum Educators), for a spooky silly afternoon of holiday hijinks inspired by artworks in the museum’s collection! Highlights include a STEAM-themed Costume Contest, museum monster mash, matching text and image to create a collaborative scary or silly story, and much more! Register here to participate in Live @ the Haunted Museum!

8 PM EST – Zoom in the Dark Spooky Writing Workshop

On Halloween night, join Nancy Zigler from the Jandon Center for Community Engagement for a writing workshop dedicated to spooky story writing! This event requires a registration, so reserve your seat while you can! Open to all community members 18 years or older.

11:59 PM EST – Completion date for all contests!

Winners will be announced via social media @jccesmith on November 6th.