The California Junior Museum was founded in 1951 under the sponsorship of the William T. Hornaday Foundation, the Junior League
of Sacramento, and the California State Fair. Located at 2751 Stockton Boulevard, the museum's goals were to provide adequate
materials for learning, inculcate youth with a concern for the conservation of natural resources, bring an understanding of
foreign lands as way to grow peace, help youth develop a better sense of citizenship, combine education with recreation, supplement
the efforts of area schools, and provide a strong deterrent to juvenile delinquency. Part of the museum's special activity
program was a dedicated, science-centered club for every school age level from grade three through high school: Pathfinders
for third and fourth graders, Adventurers for fifth graders, the Junior Audubon Society for sixth graders, Junior High Club
for seventh and eighth graders, and Junior Scientists for high schoolers. This collection's concern, the Junior Scientists,
conducted meetings once a month. Typically held once a month, meetings included participation by group members and adult officers.
Planning for field trips and fundraising activities, member presentations, educational movie viewing, and visits from science
experts were common topics during club meetings.
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