The Art of Learning Tent


Tyler’s faculty, staff and students have packed the Art of Learning Tent with tons of hands-on activities and experiments. Activities run from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or until supplies run out.

African Masks
Make a traditional African mask from clay. 

Dr. Alyce Miller, Associate Professor of History, and the History Club

Button It!
Have something to say to someone? Make a button, instead! Wear it yourself, or give as a gift.

Tau Rho and Beta Omicron Omicron chapters of Phi Theta Kappa



Bookmarks for Bookworms

Calling all bookworms. Create your very own customized bookmark from popsicle sticks! Every good book deserves an awesome bookmark. 

Chester Library Faculty and Staff

Create a Character
Unleash your creativity, and find your inner drama king or queen with this fun activity. Using basic materials, you can make a fabulous mask or hat. There are a million characters to create!

Kerrigan Sullivan, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre, and the Theatre Club

Creating Nature Journals
Create a nature journal that you can use to record your observations and thoughts. Nature poems that can be kept in the journals will also be given out. 

Dr. Marty Brooks, Professor of English, and other English Faculty

Human Services: Search the Information Highway of Helping Services
Learn about the vastness of human services programs, resources, and mental health promotional activities throughout the year. 

Dr. Christine Diggs, Associate Professor of Human Services, and the Human Services Club

The Library Greeting Card Company

 Join the Library Greeting Card Company in creating your own thank-you notes, birthday cards, or even a Mother's Day card. Express your artistic genius with markers, rubber stamps and other craft supplies! 

Midlothian Library Faculty and Staff

Mortuary Reconstruction
Participants will have the opportunity to experience a simulation of restorative art that morticians perform in the embalming room. Plastic skulls and wax will be used to make a nose, eyes, ears or mouth or an entire wax sculpture.
Rhonda Pleasants, Associate Professor of Funeral Services, and Funeral Services Faculty and Students



Muscles, Organs and Bones

See a human skeleton and models of human organs. Identify organs as you take them out of the body, and then see if you can put them back. Compare a few animal bones to their human counterparts. 

Dr. John Koch, Professor of Biology, and other Biology Faculty

The Wonders of Science

Tons of fun experiments, including:

  • Carteision diver racing
  • Fingerprinting
  • Floating Yen coins and density spheres
  • Chinese water bowl
  • Fortune fish
  • Water droplet racing
  • Panning for gold
  • Giant floating pumice
  • Hydrodynamic water filtration sets
  • Snow, tornados and fog
  • Kinetic sand
  • Magic sand castles
  • Magnets and ferromagnetic slime
  • Earth Day magnets
  • Melting snowman
  • Rockets
  • Sandscapes and ocean waves
  • Beach in a bottle
  • Sodium Polyacrylate
  • The crusher
  • Super balls
  • Slime
  • Environmentally friendly paint
  • Clean science water kits
  • Volcano
  • Growing dinosaurs
  • Fossils
  • Chromatography butterflies
  • Water cycle bracelets and sunscreen
  • Natural dyes
  • Dolomite rocks
  • Recycled Robots
  • Bubble-o-meter
  • Recycled materials

Dr. Kristine Smetana, Professor of Chemistry, and the Chemistry Club with support from the American Chemical Society