Educational programs for children

Name Route/location Short description Contacts
Weaving in Seredžius Seredžius Students are introduced to the weaving process and can try weaving themselves. In a short time, with help, you can make yourself a small memory. Seredžius Stasys Šimkus Basic School

Phone .: 8 447 42344; 8 606 13530

“Bread on our table” Seredžius Learn the bread path from sowing rye to our table. Participate in the baking process and taste the bread you have just removed from the oven. Seredžius Stasys Šimkus Basic School

Phone .: 8 447 42344; 8 606 13530

 

“The world of mushrooms” Šilinė, Jurbarkas district   Panemuniai Regional Park Visitor Center

Phone .: 8 447 41723

E-mail: info@prpd.lt

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“Old Nemunas crafts” Šilinė, Jurbarkas district   Panemuniai Regional Park Visitor Center

Phone: 8 447 41723

E-mail: info@prpd.lt

prpd.am.lt

“One Lithuania – five different worlds”

 

Šilinė, Jurbarkas district   Panemuniai Regional Park Visitor Center

Phone: 8 447 41723

E-mail: info@prpd.lt

prpd.am.lt

“Do you know Lithuanian trees?” Šilinė, Jurbarkas district   Panemuniai Regional Park Visitor Center

Phone: 8 447 41723

E-mail: info@prpd.lt

prpd.am.lt

 

Educational programs for families/mixed groups

Name Route/location Short description Contacts
Smalininkai – the eternal border Smalininkai “Smalininkai – the eternal border” – full of serious and fun surprises 2-hour journey, time machine into the past. You will get acquainted with the life and history of the border town of Lithuania Minor or East Prussia. When you come here, you don’t know what you will meet, what you will see, who will stop and you may even get locked up… Arvydas Griškus

Phone: +37060795971
arvydas.griskus@gmail.com

 

Honey tasting Šilinė, Jurbarkas district Educational programs are organized for groups of students and adults of different ages. During them, surrounded by nature, the beekeeper talks in detail about beekeeping, bee life, and bee products. During education, different types of honey are told, it is suggested to taste different types of honey and feel the differences in taste, smell, and color. Another bee product – bee bread, is also being tasted. You will be told about the health benefits of bee pitch. Guests of the tasting are treated to hot herbal tea and honey cake – gingerbread.
Duration of education: 1.5-2 hours.

The date and time of the tasting must be agreed in advance.

„Medaus slėnis“

Phone: 8 640 32128
E-mail.: ovismedus@gmail.com

 

Invisible forest differences Šilinė, Jurbarkas district Education takes place in the forest. It shows how different forest types can be. The variety of trees and rare, flowering and edible small plants are introduced. During the session, tasks are given and games are played.
For children and adults.
Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours.
Panemuniai Regional Park Visitor Center Phone: 8 447 41723
E-mail: info@prpd.lt
prpd.am.lt

 

“Flowering forest plants” Šilinė, Jurbarkas district   Panemuniai Regional Park Visitor Center
Phone: 8 447 41723
E-mail: info@prpd.lt
prpd.am.lt

 

“Old Nemunas crafts” Šilinė, Jurbarkas district Visitors are introduced to the old crafts of the Nemunas with the help of the exposition: weaving and sailing, fishing and making fishing gear, boating and working onboard, lifting across the Nemunas, maintenance of the river-waterway. Visitors can see and touch authentic old artisan tools. Videos about the construction of a wooden Nemunas boat with traditional shipbuilding tools and the production of a floating net are shown. At the end of the tour, participants will be able to participate in the production of individual parts of the floating net. Twist ropes for net drives using a winding device, with a special device pour lead net weights and with a device for making floats cut out the floats for the net.
For children and adults.
Duration: about 1.5 hours.
Panemuniai Regional Park Visitor Center
Phone: 8 447 41723
E-mail: info@prpd.lt
prpd.am.lt

 

“Discover the peculiarities of life by the Nemunas” Šilinė, Jurbarkas district   Panemuniai Regional Park Visitor Center
Phone: 8 447 41723

E-mail: info@prpd.lt
prpd.am.lt

 

“Castle treasure hunt” Panemunė castle, Jurbarkas district Immerse yourself in an intriguing treasure hunt! It’s fun entertainment for both kids and adults. Hints will help you find the way, but you will also need knowledge and ingenuity of the castle’s history. Panemunė castle
Phone: 8 447 41729

8 618 58220
www.panemunespilis.lt

 

“Medieval welcoming near Panemunė castle” Panemunė castle, Raudonė The castle guards will unexpectedly block the way for tourists. Those who wish to enter the castle courtyard will have to perform various tasks of the castle manager: horseback riding, archery, and test medieval weapons. Arūnas Rukšnaitis stud

Panemunė castle, Skirsnemunė
Phone: 8 681 46665

 

“The Prophecy of the Veliuona Priest to the Duke of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Gediminas” Raudonė, Veliuona Find out how Prince Gediminas made an important strategic decision that determined the further fate of the Lithuanian state. Lithuanian baptism. Phone: 8 616 03109

8 682 90625
E-mail: birute1968@gmail.com

 

“Discover the Manor Park”

 

 

Jurbarkas Manor Park Cognitive leisure game, which goals are to develop orientation, learn or test one’s knowledge about the Jurbarkas region, and strengthen the spirit of collectivity. Jurbarkas Tourism and Business Information Center
Phone: 8 685 10177
E-mail: turizmas@jurbarkas.lt

 

“Creation of glass jewelry” Jurbarkas Earrings, pendants, brooches, necklaces… Or maybe you will come up with something else? The materials are already included in the price of the session, so you just need to bring an idea! You will create jewelry from a special glass for jewelers in 3-4 hours, and wear it the next day! Jurbarkas Regional Museum Branch V. Grybas Memorial Museum

Phone: 8 447 54786
E-mail: info@vgrybomuziejus.lt
www.vgrybomuziejus.lt

 

Ceramics

 

 

Jurbarkas Make a plate, vase or bell with your own hands! Pottery classes take place in several stages, so you should plan to visit two or three times – on the first and second day for molding, and on the third day (after a week or later) – for decorating with glazes. Jurbarkas Regional Museum Branch V. Grybas Memorial Museum

Phone: 8 447 54786
E-mail: info@vgrybomuziejus.lt
www.vgrybomuziejus.lt

 

Painting on silk

 

 

Jurbarkas A scarf, napkin, or maybe a decorative painting for home or a gift? Meditate with a brush painting on silk, a French cold decorating technique – a real art therapy after a hard day’s work. Jurbarkas Regional Museum Branch V. Grybas Memorial Museum

Phone: 8 447 54786
E-mail: info@vgrybomuziejus.lt
www.vgrybomuziejus.lt

 

 “Tiffany” sun catchers

 

 

Jurbarkas If you want to make stained glass in one day, these courses are for you! During a one-day session with the “Tiffany” technique, you will create a stained glass window according to exemplary patterns (butterflies, fish, dragonflies, angels, birds, etc.). Jurbarkas Regional Museum Branch V. Grybas Memorial Museum

Phone: 8 447 54786
E-mail: info@vgrybomuziejus.lt
www.vgrybomuziejus.lt

Stained glass for enthusiasts

 

 

Jurbarkas During these courses, you will have the opportunity to create your own original stained glass with the help of a professional artist. You will create stained glass using special stained glass, glazes, iron oxide, and the glass will be baked several times in ovens. Jurbarkas Regional Museum Branch V. Grybas Memorial Museum
Tel.: 8 447 54786
E-mail: info@vgrybomuziejus.lt
www.vgrybomuziejus.lt

 

Academic drawing/painting Jurbarkas Drawing is the elementary school of all arts. For introduction, we recommend attending courses for at least 1 month. If you want to learn more, then attend for a year or two. For best results, draw twice a week for 3 hours. Jurbarkas Regional Museum Branch V. Grybas Memorial Museum
Phone: 8 447 54786
E-mail: info@vgrybomuziejus.lt
www.vgrybomuziejus.lt

 

Underground Lithuanian “presidency”

 

Jurbarkas district Šimkaičiai forest The participants of the hike, accompanied by a guide, visit the former partisan bunkers in Jurbarkas district, Šimkaičiai forest. You will listen to a story about the legendary trip of the partisan commanders of Southern Lithuania Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas and Aleksandras Grybinas-Faustas to 1949, February 16th, which lasted for several months. The place of signing the Declaration of the Lithuanian Freedom Fighting Movement. The participants of the hike will also visit the place where the hidden authentic partisans documents were found. Participants will get acquainted with the opened bunker of the fourth President of Lithuania Jonas Žemaitis-Vytautas. At the end of the tour, the participants perform creative tasks at the “Giliukas” resort.
For groups of children and adults.
Happens all year round.
It is recommended to have replacement shoes and more socks.
Vytenis Genys

Phone: +37068528357, info@campgenys.lt

 

Secrets of Kosher Food

 

 

 

Jurbarkas Have you ever tasted traditional kosher food? And with cranberry jam? Did you know that in pre-war Jurbarkas, Jewish children ate sweet imberlachus? And what was on the table every Sabbath? During the education, you will hear about the peculiarities of kosher food. We will share recipes for Jewish dishes from the Jurbarkas region. We will learn to cook this food together.

Duration of education – 1 hour. 30 min.
Group of participants – 20 – 50 people.
The age of the participants is unlimited.
The price of education and tasting will depend on the chosen dish.

 

Nijolė Paulikienė

Phone: +370 698 40785
E-mail: niolepaul@gmail.com

 

Fish cooking on embers

 

 

Šilinė It is an education with a national heritage certificate. Cooking fish on embers after putting them on osier sticks is a business card of the Jurbarkas region. During the education, you will get acquainted with how to prepare these fish for cooking, how it is cooked, observe the cooking process, and get to know its wonderful fried taste. If you have not tasted this fish from Jurbarkas, it means that you still do not know the Jurbarkas region well. Ričardas Vainikonis

Phone: 8 690 35351

E-mail: vainikas@gmail.com

 

Nemunas alpacas

 

 

Skirsnemunė The Nemunas alpaca farm, operating in Skirsnemunė, Jurbarkas district, invites you to visit the alpacas, learn about their cultivation and wool, see how wool is combed and spun in an ancient circle, and if you want, you will be able to buy alpaca wool yarns, knits or blankets. Get to know these wonderful animals and their wool products up close. Mindaugas Pranckūnas

The visit must be arranged in advance:
Phone: 8-653-44477
E-mail: nemunoalpakos@gmail.com

 

Siesta under the Raudonė trees

 

Raudonė The extraordinary love of the Portuguese Jose de Faria e Castro for Sophia Waxel has united Madeira and Raudonė for centuries. Their love is still protected by park alleys, ponds, and legends…

You will learn and experience even more by participating in the educational program “Siesta under the Raudonė trees”:

· you will find out why siesta;

· you will hear the history of the castle history;

· you will taste the special manor cake baked by “Gaspadinės” Juzefa;

· you will refresh yourself with Jose and Sofia’s love tea;

You will hear extraordinary legends and events about ghosts and more…

Program duration 1 – 1.30 hours. Group of 10 – 50 people.

 

Elytė Elzbergienė

Phone: 861145013

E-mail: e.elzbergiene@gmail.com

 

Beekeeping school in the museum

 

 

Smalininkai Beekeeping school, which is named “Bee, fly to me” acts as a multifunctional training center. Beekeepers in groups are trained here.
Since 2019, beekeepers have been trained in these groups:

– 4-month training course for young beekeepers. (from 2020 adults also)
In May-August, classes will take place once a week for 2-3 hours.

– Activities of a group of young beekeepers. Viewing activities with elements of practical knowledge of beekeeping in the summer period (June-August).

Held once a week for 1-2 hours.

– Educational sessions for museum visitors. For children and adults by prior arrangement. Duration of the session 1-2 hours.
Visitors choose the proposed topic of the activity in advance.

– Introducing museum visitors to the exhibits in the beekeeping pavilion (all year round).

– Attendance at schools with educational lectures on beekeeping (in winter).

The training will take place at a convenient time. During them, listeners will be provided with clothing, visual teaching, and protection equipment. Classes are held free of charge. They will be led by the museum and invited beekeepers.

 

Registration for school, club, educational classes, etc. by phone: 865035586 or e-mail muziejus.smalininkai@gmail.com.
The museum, if possible, will participate with all students at the school in organized regional and republican beekeeping festivals, trips to apiaries or other events.
“Alpaca colors”

 

 

Motiškiai Another alpaca farm is located near Seredžius, in the village of Motiškiai. On this farm, their amazing wool is turned into yarn, handmade knits, felts, and the warmest blankets. It is the only animal in the world whose fur can be so many different colors, which is why the farm is called “Alpaca Colors”.

By prior arrangement, come to the farm to get acquainted and take a walk among the alpacas. You will hear and see how their wonderful wool is recycled, and what’s more, you will be able to buy the softest and unique wool products.

Phone: 8-611 21989
info@alpakuspalvos.lt
www.alpakuspalvos.lt

 

 

“Gaspadinės” of Smalininkai

 

 

Smalininkai It is a community for fostering the national culinary heritage of Smalininkai. This community organizes culinary heritage presentations, traditional Lithuanian dishes are produced. Tree cake baking and pancake cooking educations are also organized. The Gaspadinės are mobile, so you can enjoy your meal at a location of your choice.

 

We come to celebrations, meetings, events…
Phone: +37065629946
http://www.facebook.com/gaspadines

 

Viešvilė: from civilization to wildlife

 

 

Viešvilė reserve The town of Viešvilė, embed between the large Karšuva forest and the Nemunas, is at the same time a long-inhabited and at the same time secluded place with the nearby natural resources. The Viešvilė stream flowing from the swamps of the forest preserved its wild beauty, therefore it was not for nothing that it entered the nature reserve. In Viešvilė and its surroundings, one can see how humans repay the damage done to nature today.

We invite you to see one of the first and one of the most beautiful fish passages in Lithuania through the dam. You will see how rapidly nature changes from the cultured environment of the town to the forest almost untouched by human activity. In just a few minutes you can move from the beech forests typical of Western Europe to the taiga-type coniferous forest, which is home to rare plants and animals. You will get to know the more interesting inhabitants of the forest, meadows, and water. During the trip, freshwater from the forest springs awaits you, maybe tea or even traditional sup of fish from the Viešvilė region.

Asta Ūselienė
Phone: 862046841
or Irena Petrošienė Phone: +37068052660
Campsite of Vertimai

 

 

  At the Vertimai camp, we offer not only active rest but also entertainment from the smallest to the largest outdoors (on the ground, in the water, “in the air”) or indoors, with us or in a place of your choice
For various groups (schools, friends, companies) we can offer according to interests:

– Overnight in the summerhouse

– Hiking with obstacles

– Rafting

– Fun team relays

– Virtual reality games

– Mobile shooting range

– Individual challenges (e.g. climb an 8 m climbing wall, box climbing)

– Education: cooking on campfire, woodwork (production of games, etc.)

 

Phone: 861147028
E-mail vertimustovyklaviete@yahoo.com,
www.vertimustovyklaviete.lt

Facebook: Vertimų pramogos,  Vertimų stovyklavietė

 

Quail egg baking education

 

 

 

Rural tourism homestead “Jurodis” Jurbarkas district, Naujasodis Eggs are fried in a special pan and eaten with spices. During the meal, there is talk about culinary heritage dishes, about food culture. The food is made from local products in keeping with ancient traditions.
The program applies to groups of 10 people, the program lasts 1 hour.
Tasting booked in advance.
Kristina Vančienė

Phone: +37065091000

E-mail: k.vanciene@gmail.com

 

Education of rye flour biscuits

 

 

Rural tourism homestead “Jurodis” Jurbarkas district, Naujasodis

 

 

 

Education of rye biscuit production. The participants knead the dough themselves, make cookies and bake. Duration 2 hours. Tasting rye flour biscuits with deep coffee or cranberry kissel. During the meal, there is talk about culinary heritage dishes, about food culture. The food is made from local products in keeping with ancient traditions.
The program applies to groups of 10 people, the program lasts 1 hour.
You have to book your tasting option in advance according to your wishes.
Kristina Vančienė

Phone: +37065091000

E-mail: k.vanciene@gmail.com

 

 

Educations of Jurbarkas Region Museum

 

Name Short description Price/Contacts
Educational session – ,,Rokoukemuos žemaitėška“ The program is for children in grades 1-5. The class takes place in the Jurbarkas Regional Museum. With the help of visual aids, children are introduced to the history of the Samogitian ethnographic region, the peculiarities of language, national clothing, traditions and customs. In the practical part, she performs tasks: selects objects according to a Samogitian word, translates dialectal words and expressions into a common language, ties a Samogitian scarf, learns a Samogitian song and plays children’s mobile games typical of that region. Classes are held in groups of up to 30 children.

Duration of the session – 1 hour. Price – 1.50 € per student. The price of the class for the whole group is 5 €.

Pre-registration required:

Phone: (8 447) 52710 or jkm@jurbarkomuziejus.lt

Educational session – “The Wealth of the Old Chest” The program is for students in grades 1-4. The class takes place in the Jurbarkas Regional Museum. Outgoing education is possible. With the help of visual aids, children are introduced to the chest: their species, purpose, content, folklore and customs. In the practical part, the items that were placed in the chest of drawers are named and the purpose, patterns, colors of those items are discussed. The objects with the help of which the wealth of the chest of drawers is made are introduced. Learning folk songs, games, sayings, riddles. Manufacture of handicrafts of linen or wool. Classes are held in groups of up to 25 children.

Duration – 1 hour. Price – 1.50 € per student.

The price of the class for the whole group is 5 €.

Pre-registration required:

Phone: (8 447) 52710 or jkm@jurbarkomuziejus.lt

Easter customs and traditions For grades 1-6. students. The class takes place in the Jurbarkas Regional Museum. The aim is to acquaint with folk traditions and customs during the Lenten and Easter periods, to learn how to make non-traditional eggs.

The theoretical part introduces the history of Lent, Easter traditions, customs, folklore (games, songs).

Practical part. Children will learn to make unconventional eggs.

Number of participants 15-20 children.

The price of the educational session is 1.50 € (per student or kindergarten student).

Conducting an educational session for a group – 5.00 €.

Pre-registration required:

Phone: (8 447) 52710 or jkm@jurbarkomuziejus.lt

Thematic excursion-education for adults “Entertainment at the manor” 9-12 grades according to the Culture Passport program. Excursion-education takes place in Jurbarkas manor park and the museum. The participants of the excursion-education are greeted by the tour guide, who is dressed in the clothes of the manors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Participants walk around the park territory, they are introduced to the history of Jurbarkas city and Jurbarkas manor.
Excursion-education participants will be:

* acquainted with the fashions of Napoleon III’s manor – the “second Rococo” style (late 19th-century – early 20th-century costume fashions);

* acquainted with fan signs;

* acquainted with one of the board games;

* learning how to dance one of the 19th-century fashionable pair dances – waltz;

* dressing up in manor costumes and taking photos;

* tasting tea and cake.

Classes are held in groups of up to 20 people.

Duration of one session 1 hour-1.30 min.

Excursion-education price – 2.00 € (per person)

Excursion-education for a group – 5.00 €

Pre-registration required:

Phone: (8 447) 52710 or jkm@jurbarkomuziejus.lt

Advent period customs and traditions The educational program is intended for kindergarten students and 1-5 grade students. The class takes place in the Jurbarkas Regional Museum. The tools are used during the activity (museum): unbroken beans, unripped feathers, unshredded wool, yarn not twisted into balls, nuts.

Stationery (museum): paper, scissors, pencil, glue, thread, needle, cloth. The aim is to acquaint with folk traditions and customs during the Advent period, to create conditions to feel the importance of this period for spiritual purification, the seriousness of waiting, and the attitude to good works.

Theoretical part. Introduction to the history of Advent, traditions, customs, folklore (games, hymns, spells).

Practical part. Children do various jobs: peel beans, peas, shell nuts, pluck feathers, stool wool, spin threads, make Christmas tree toys.

Listening to and learning Adventist hymns. Games and spells are played. Listening to tales of kindness and help.

Number of participants 15-20 children.

The price of the educational session is 1.50 € (per student or kindergarten student).

Conducting an educational session for a group – 5.00 €.

Pre-registration required:

Phone: (8 447) 52710 or jkm@jurbarkomuziejus.lt

The Middle Ages near the Nemunas The program is designed for students in grades 1-5. Grades 1-4 for students under the Culture Passport program. The classes take place in the exposition of the Jurbarkas Regional Museum “Medieval battles with the Crusaders in the wooden castles of Panemuniai” and in the educational room, which contains a model of a wooden castle.

In the theoretical part, while watching the animated film, the participants are introduced to the history of medieval battles with the Crusaders in Jurbarkas, knights’ ammunition, weapons, and flags.

In the practical part, visitors can wear a ring shirt, take up weapons, imitate knights’ battles, and take photos.

Clay souvenirs are also produced.

Number of participants from 1 to 25.

Duration of the session – 1 hour. € 1.50 per person

Conducting a session for a group – 5.00 €.

Pre-registration required:

Phone: (8 447) 52710 or jkm@jurbarkomuziejus.lt

 

Old school The program is designed for students in grades 1-5. The class takes place in the Jurbarkas Regional Museum. In the first, theoretical part of the session, with the help of exhibits in the collections, students will be introduced to writing instruments, textbooks, school notebooks used in interwar schools.

In the practical part, students will use a penholder to try to write letters, words, and sentences.

Number of participants up to 20 students.

Duration of the session – 1 hour.

The price of the educational session is € 1.50 (per student). Conducting an educational session for a group – 5.00 €.

Pre-registration required:

Phone: (8 447) 52710 or jkm@jurbarkomuziejus.lt

Visiting the lady of the manor For pre-school children and students in grades 1-5.

Classes are held on the museum premises. The students are greeted by an education manager dressed in clothes worn in the manors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Students are introduced to the traditions of the manor. You will have the opportunity to have a photo session with family figures of Russian dukes.

Watching the tale “Cinderella”.

Drawing of manor clothes.

Classes are held in groups of up to 20 people.

Duration of one session 1 hour-1.30 min.

The price of the educational activity is € 1.50. (per student) Conducting an educational session for a group – € 5.00.

Pre-registration required:

Phone: (8 447) 52710 or jkm@jurbarkomuziejus.lt

The paths of cognition of scripture The program is designed for students in grades 1-5. Grades 1-4 for students under the Culture Passport program. Classes are held at the Jurbarkas Regional Museum.

In the first, theoretical part of the session, students are introduced to two writing systems with the help of visual material: the first writing in the world – dental writing and ancient Gothic writing used in Lithuania in the 16th – 17th centuries.

In the practical part, students are divided into two groups. One group writes on clay with sticks, the other group writes with penholders.

Classes are held in groups of up to 20 people.

Duration of one session is 1 hour.

The price of the educational session is € 1.50 (per student).

Conducting an educational session for a group – 5.00 €.

Pre-registration required:

Phone: (8 447) 52710 or jkm@jurbarkomuziejus.lt