MD STEM Festival at local library branches
STEVENSVILLE — Queen Anne’s County Library will participate in the 2017 Maryland STEM Festival from Oct. 31 through Nov. 12 with six official events.
The Kent Island Branch events will include Challenge Island on Thursdays, Nov. 2 and 9, at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3-5 with an adult, Create and Launch Rockets on Monday, Nov. 6, at 4:30 p.m. for ages 5-10, and an opportunity for families to design catapults for a Miniature Marshmallow Launch on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 p.m.
The catapults are a dropin event with no registration required. Registration is now open for the other STEM Festival events at the Kent Island Branch at calendar.qaclibrary.org or by calling 410-643-8161.
Challenge Island provides educational enrichment and is on the forefront of STEAM Education and 21st Century Learning. During Antarctic Iceburg on Nov. 2, preschoolers and their caregivers will learn about penguins and design a penguin toboggan ride. At Mayflower Harbor on Nov. 9, registrants will build their own Mayflower and race it on a water track.
STEM Festival events at the Centreville Branch are Preschool Science on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 am for ages 3-5 with a caregiver and Ozobots on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 1-5 p.m. for grades K-8. During Preschool Science, young children will learn about the science of colors through books, flannel boards and experiments. Both are drop-in events and do not require pre-registration.
The Kent Island Branch also offers coding and gaming for ages 8-14 on Mondays and Thursdays through November from 3-5 p.m. Popular games include Minecraft, Roblox and DwarfFortress.
All events are free of charge. For more information about library events, contact the library at info@ qaclibrar y.org, visit qaclibrary.org, or call 410-7580980 or 410-643-8161.
As an official 2017 Maryland STEM Festival event, Queen Anne’s County Library is among hundreds of community-based events that are showcasing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities for the residents of Maryland.
Founded in 2015, the Maryland STEM Festival has become one of the leading, if not the leading, STEM event in thesState. Through a 13-day series of community-based events each fall (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational and cultural impact of STEM in Maryland.
“STEM is for everyone regardless of their background or experience, STEM is the basis for everything we do, and most importantly STEM is fun. The Maryland STEM Festival wants to bring that fun to every Maryland resident,” said Phil Rogofsky, Festival director. For more information on the Maryland STEM Festival, visit www.marylandstemfestival.org.