Southborough – The Southborough Library Children’s Room will be hosting a series of science-based programs for children in preschool through upper elementary school, thanks to a grant from the Southborough Community Fund. These programs will be held from January to July 2015.
Included in this series are classes taught by Anne Lee of Science Around You, Heather Simpson of Hands On Nature, and educators from the Boston Museum of Science. Sample topics are “Forces Around You,” “Magic of Water,” “Butterflies and Moths,” and “Rockets: There and Back Again.”
Science Around You classes will be held Friday mornings for five weeks through February and March. These classes are geared for the youngest children, ages 3 to 5, and their parents or caregivers. Each session covers one science topic and will be hands-on, so the children are able to learn through doing.
Hands On Nature classes are for younger elementary students, ages 5 through 8, and will be held during three different afterschool sessions between January and April. Each class is on a different science- or nature-based topic and include a lesson along with a project or hands-on activity.
The Museum of Science will be making two visits to the library as part of their Traveling Programs. For a general audience of children of all ages, the topic will be “Animal Invaders,” and for older elementary-school-age children, museum educators will teach a hands-on workshop on rockets.
Information on all of these events will be posted on the Southborough Library’s website, www.southboroughlib.org and also in flyers and brochures available at the Children’s Room circulation desk.
The Southborough Community Fund, a fund of the Foundation of MetroWest, promotes a spirit of philanthropic giving to help enhance the quality of life for all Southborough citizens. For more information, visit www.foundationformetrowest.org/southborough.