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Ages: 4th-6th Grades

Cost: $10.00 per classroom (for all sessions)

Galactic Quest explores the history of humans in space, the technology and resources needed for missions, and the obstacles humans encounter in orbit. Activities explore important STEM topics ranging from physics and engineering to computer science and space agriculture. Kids learn foundational STEM skills while they wrestle with the same questions as today’s top aerospace scientists and engineers!

(*Four 45-60 minute sessions.)

Ages: 3rd-5th Grades

Cost: $10.00 per classroom (for all sessions)

In our everyday lives, robots are around us performing all sorts of tasks. In this series, youth will learn about the many types of tasks that robots perform, how they make human lives more efficient or safer, and what motivates new designs.Youth will explore the building blocks of robots through various hands-on activities.

Sessions include:

Bot or Not Spaghetti Engineering SEMOR Draws (Simple Electric Motor Operated Robot) Taste Mapping Sensor

(*Three 45 minute sessions.)

Ages: 1st-2nd Grades

Cost: $5.00 per classroom

Youth will learn the concept of a life cycle, and understand its importance to agriculture by recreating the various stages of growth and development of a pumpkin through hands-on activities.

(*One 45 minute session.)

Ages: PRE K-6th Grades

Cost: $5 per classroom per session

Learn science, technology, engineering, and math skills while getting to dive into hidden treasures located in your library! This year’s theme is “Tails and Tales” to inform youth about animal behaviors and habitats. The themes for each lessons are:

Ages: PRE K-3rd Grades

Cost: $30 per classroom

This 3-week series will teach your students about the lifecycle of a caterpillar and its transformation into a butterfly. Youth will observe the process and release Painted Lady butterflies into nature. *Limited availability - please order early.

Available in March, April & May, Temperature must be above 40 degrees.

(*Three 30-45 minute sessions.)

Grabbing a sandwich is a quick easy way to have a meal on the go or at home. It can be filled with delicious, nutritious foods, can be cold or hot, grilled, open faced, closed, triple decked, or wrapped.  There are breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches, and tea or party sandwiches. According to the USDA "A sandwich is a meat or poultry filling between two slices of bread, a bun or a biscuit." No matter how you define sandwich there are millions eaten every day. According to a 2019 YouGov survey the grilled cheese sandwich is the most popular.

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