From 1st graders petting a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach to an eleven year old testing ph levels of plants, the Wilsonville Public Library’s “Summer Science Adventure,” now in its fourth year, inspires kids and families to explore science in a variety of ways:
Science Logs: Every child who signed up for the Summer Reading Program also received a “Science Log.” Their challenge: to complete at least 10 science activities over the summer. Over 430 kids are on pace to reach that goal.
Preschool Science: Preschool age children dug for live worms, made edible dirt, and explored science in other fun ways during the “Preschool Stories and Science” series. Total attendance for 15 events was nearly 1,200.
Science in the Library: Tabletop science activities in the Children’s Room included magnet puzzles, animal x-rays, and index cards towers, providing engaging opportunities for kids to explore science.
Classes for Kids: Science experts from OMSI, Mad Science, and “The Bug Chicks” presented a series of eight free classes for over 200 elementary school kids.