Second Annual Gopherbaloo at Wilson Library
Minnesota middle and high school students preparing History Day projects will attend the second annual Gopherbaloo at Wilson Library on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last year more than 300 students, parents, and teachers came to campus to experience Minnesota's largest research library while studious Gophers are still on break (view the photo album).
Like History Day Hullabaloo events held at Hennepin County Library, students who attend the Wilson Library Gopherbaloo will have access to:
- One-on-one support from University of Minnesota graduate students.
- Mini lessons offered by Minnesota Historical Society program staff and others on various History Day topics.
- Enhanced research support from librarians--staff will help students navigate the the largest collection of print and electronic resources in the state of Minnesota.
- Lessons on using primary sources offered by Government Publications Librarian Kirsten Clark.
- Sample projects so students can learn how to create a winning video, poster, written paper, and more.
Other amenities for young researchers and their families include:
- Inexpensive, convenient parking in the 21st Avenue Ramp;
- Free copies & printing;
- A parent lounge with refreshments; and
- Research fun and raffle drawings!
This event is sponsored in collaboration with the Minnesota Historical Society, University of Minnesota History Department History Day program, Minitex, and the University of Minnesota Libraries. As with other History Day school visits, Legacy Fund dollars support youth and teacher participation in the Gopherbaloo.