Explorers from across the centuries come alive

-A A +A
By Carol A. Clark

An explorer wax museum created inside Aspen Elementary School Wednesday featured 49 living sculptures replicating famous explorers.They were all there. Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic; Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space; Louis Bleriot, the first man to fly the English Channel; and Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.Members of the public listened as wax sculptures came alive and described details of their adventurous lives.Primatologist Jane Goodall shared her years studying chimpanzees, Venetian trader Marco Polo recounted his worldwide travels, and navigator and colonizer Christopher Columbus voiced vivid tales of his voyages across the Atlantic Ocean.Fifth-grade teacher Kurt Adams is in his 21st year teaching at Aspen and 31st year as a teacher.He and fifth-grade teachers Jenny Diesburg-Lathrop and Maire O’Neill worked together with the students, preparing them for Wednesday's educational event.“This culminates the explorer unit the children have been studying in social studies,” Adams said.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday