‘X-treme sports’ day at USU anthropology museum

The Utah State University Museum of Anthropology, in conjunction with its ongoing “Saturdays at the Museum” program, will host an “X-treme Sports Day” Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event organizers promise a fun, action-packed day of extreme sports. Families and sports enthusiasts are encouraged to attend and learn about the different types of extreme sports such as parkour, skateboarding, urban snowboarding and others. Through presentations and exhibits, visitors will learn about the origins and culture of extreme sports, including board styles, art and symbolism and equipment technology. “Extreme sports are intertwined in our culture, and people are largely unaware of the part these athletes play in our society,” said Allyson Martin, Saturday events coordinator. “This event will be a great experience for all types of people to come together and learn more about these extreme sports that take place every day.” USU students and members of the public are invited to the museum any time during the 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours. Funding for the event is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information about the IMLS and its grants, visit its Web site (http://www.imls.gov/). The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building. For more information on this event, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum Web site (anthromuseum.usu.edu). The Museum of Anthropology is a part of the Anthropology Program at USU. The museum is open six days a week, with regular hours Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is always free.

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