STEAM Saturday and 4-H STEAM Encourage Kids to Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math


STEAM Saturdays Begin Sept 29 at the Columbia Heights Public Library 
STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math, and STEAM Saturdays give kids in grades K-12 a chance to practice these subjects in a fun and creative atmosphere. No registration required.
Kids can stop by the library at 11:30 am Saturday to spend an hour designing their own DIY toys that not only use science concepts but are also great fidget toys.
The next three STEAM Saturdays are Sept 29, Oct 27, and Nov 17 at the library. All are from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. STEAM Saturdays occur about once a month during the school year.
“Our goal with STEAM Saturdays is to offer families a free program opportunity and a chance to bond and connect over projects that encourage critical thinking, outdoor exploration and creativity among other skills,” said Brianna Belanger, youth services librarian.
This programming is made possible in part by 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant funds.
There’s also a special 4-H STEAM event happening this Tuesday, Oct 2, from 4 to 5 pm. Kids in grades 3-8 will work in teams to design and create a reliable and accurate Hay Bale ejector model using provided materials and a time constraint. Registration for this event is required. Please call 763-706-3690.