Natural curiosity makes children eager learners about the world around them. This curiosity is the basis for many free STEM-related activities offered at the Dayton Metro Library this summer.
The Library’s Summer Challenge offers FREE hands-on experiences to keep kids engaged in learning during the summer months. This summer, with the theme, Build A BetterWorld, there are lots of activities focusing on wildlife, the environment, and science.
“Kids can experience hands-on learning with experts from Five Rivers MetroParks, the OSU Extension Office and The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery,” said Joanna Rocheleau, Children’s Services Librarian at the Electra C. Doren Branch Library. “These programs are not only fun and educational, they’re free!”
Programs are generally intended for children in grades K-6. For more information, visit the online Events Calendar at DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call (937) 463-BOOK.
LITTLE GREEN FINGERS
Learn how to have a garden of your own at home – even indoors! Presented by OSU Extension Office.
WED, 7/5 | 2-3 PM | NORTHWEST
WED, 7/19 | 1-2 PM | NEW LEBANON
ANIMALS AT THE LIBRARY
Learn about animal homes, the tools animals use, and what you can do to help Ohio’s plants and animals, with live animal guests from Five Rivers MetroParks.
THUR, 7/6 | 4-5 PM | ELECTRA C DOREN
MON, 7/10 | 1:15-2:15 PM | WESTWOOD
WED, 7/12 | 1:30-2:30 PM | HUBER HEIGHTS
THUR, 7/13 | 1:30-2:30 PM | WILMINGTON-STROOP
MON, 7/17 | 2-3 PM | MIAMISBURG
TUE, 7/18 | 2-3 PM | VANDALIA
THUR, 7/20 | 1-2 PM | BROOKVILLE
WED, 7/26 | 2-3 PM | NORTHWEST
WEBS OF LIFE
Learn the different ways animals interact with each other. We’ll dissect an owl pellet to learn about predator-prey relationships. Presented by Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.
FRI, 7/21 | 3:30-4:30 PM | WILMINGTON-STROOP
WHAT’S THE MATTER?
Learn about different forms of matter and the difference between physical change and chemical reaction. Let’s experiment! Presented by Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.
TUE, 8/1 | 4-5 PM | BURKHARDT