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Spring into STEAM: Let’s Go!

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Set off on an adventure to explore new places, cultures, and modes of travel in this annual Spring into STEAM event!

We are partnering with local science experts and organizations to create a truly unique educational experience all focused on exploration and travel!

This year’s STEAM Challenge includes four virtual workshops. Each workshop will reveal a secret code. Complete at least two different workshops and write the codes down on a piece of paper or on the bookmark below. Return to a library branch offering services to claim a pair of binoculars!

Let's Go! Brochure - Spanish
Go Wild Binoculars

Virtual Programming for April 2021

Registration is required for all programs. All participants will receive a kit of supplies for the program(s) they are registered for. Participants will pick up their supply kits and binoculars at one of the 25 library locations offering services.
Photo of the musical instrument Manguare
Sounds of the Rainforest: Making a Manguaré
Learn how the Bora-Huitoto People, one of the many tribes living in the Amazon forest use giant drums to communicate between villages. Pick up your free materials kit* at the library to create your own small drum replica. Then learn to make rhythms and music using your drum. Have fun communicating with your friends and family in a new way! *Participants will need clear tape, scissors, and any other drawing supplies they prefer. Presented by Arts for Learning.
Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 | 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 | 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Register Here

Photo of pyramid and sphinx in Egypt
Junior Explorers: Let’s Go to Egypt
Have you ever been to Egypt? Egypt is home to some of the greatest wonders of the world - from the architecture and engineering of pyramids to the art and culture presented by their leaders. In this workshop you will learn about the legendary history of Egypt, paint your own pharaoh's mask, and create your own pyramid. This will surely be an adventure to remember! Presented by Hourglass Parks and Recreation Department, City of San Diego.
Saturday, April 10th, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 | 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Register Here

Image from front of aircraft
By Air, By Land, By Sea
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the San Diego Air & Space Museum and draw inspiration from the WWII-era flying boat, the famous “PBY Catalina”, to design your own mode of transportation! Build, test, and modify a vehicle that will travel on land, through the air, and, as an extension challenge, over the seas. Presented by San Diego Air and Space Museum.
Saturday, April 17th, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Register Here
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 | 4 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Register Here

Illuminated map of the world
Illuminated Map Quest
Decoupage a beautiful world map onto a large art canvas and accent with a full string of battery powered LED lights to illuminate points of interest. Perhaps countries or cultures you’d like to learn about or maybe even places you’ve visited or would like to visit. This inspiring illuminated canvas map will allow us to view the size and scope of our planet and act as a reminder of the diverse world that awaits just outside our door. Each participant will receive a free activity kit. Presented by Toshwerks.
Saturday, April 24th, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Register Here
Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 | 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Register Here


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