The Saturday festivities on Mackenzie Avenue were the highlight of Screen Smart activities last week, but there were also lots of other activities through the week, including Sunday events at the Revelstoke Railway Museum.
Museum program coordinator Michelle Cole said the museum partnered with the North Columbia Environmental Society (NCES) and Parks Canada to host a geocaching event and a model railroading event.
Outside, Hailey Ross of the NCES and Alice Weber of Parks Canada led children through a geo-locating exercise that familiarized them with the use of GPS devices outdoors.
Words written on pieces of paper were hidden at specific coordinates in the bush behind the museum, then the kids used their GPS locators to find them. They competed to see who would be first to complete a sentence.
Inside, children learned about model railroading. Revelstoke Model Railway Club member Walter Cyronek hosted some of the kids. The event also celebrated the club’s annual financial donation to the museum, including a $500 donation last week.
At the event, Alice Dunkerson showed off a Lego Hogwarts train she brought along to Screen Smart Week events at the Revelstoke Railway Museum on Sunday. It came fitted out with little Lego figurines featuring the key characters in the Harry Potter series.