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Museum of Discovery and Science teams up with
Broward County libraries this summer to promote
Family Science

Fort Lauderdale, June 19, 2008 – This summer, the Museum of Discovery and Science is teaming up with eight libraries throughout Broward County to promote Family Science, a free science literacy program targeting children ages 4 – 6 and their parents. The goal of the program is to make science exciting and fun for our area’s young children so they become motivated to continue to explore and apply scientific principles throughout their lives. The program will also help both children and their parents feel comfortable with science by participating in science related activities and reading together. The program consists of four different science classes, all of which conform to Sunshine State Standards. Families who attend the science programs will receive free exhibit passes to the Museum of Discovery and Science during “Museum Library Month” in September to continue their positive experience with science. Further exploration of a particular area of science is also encouraged through displays of library resources and selected bibliographies.

The Family Science program, which is free and open to the public, consists of the following four classes: Reach for the Stars, Bugging Out, Oobleck and Sink or Float. Each of the four classes will introduce a different area of science and includes reading, singing, a science demonstration and a follow-up interactive activity. The programs strive to attract children through carefully selected themes, to engage them while introducing basic principles through entertaining stories and to facilitate the application of basic scientific principals through hands-on experimentation. Each of the eight libraries, serving primarily minority and underserved communities, will host all four classes. Seating for these classes is limited so please call the library location to register.

Family Science program schedule

Astronomy – “Reach for the Stars”
Our night sky is like a giant picture book with images drawn for the stars. Ancient people used the constellations to know when to plant crops, tell stories and find their way home. Come and be a stargazer in our portable Star Lab.
July 12 11:00 am Lauderhill Mall Library, 4257 N.W. 12th St., Lauderhill, FL, 954.791.1000
  2:00 pm African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 954.625.2800
     
July 19 11:00 am Tamarac Library, 8701 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL, 954.720.2282
  2:00 pm North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, 954.968.3840
     
Oct. 4 11:00 am Northwest Library, 1580 N.W. 3rd Ave., Pompano Beach, FL, 954.786.2186
  2:00 pm Jan Moran Collier Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9th Court, Pompano Beach, FL, 954.968.3820
     
Biology – “Bugging Out”
We are going to “bug” the library with our wonderful arthropods. Learn about the creepy critters that also make our environments their homes too! Come and enjoy a close encounter of the buggy kind!
June 21 11:00 am Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL, 954.926.2430
  2:00 pm Carver Ranches Library, 4735 S.W. 18th St., West Park, FL, 954.985.1945
July 26 11:00 am Tamarac Library, 8701 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL, 954.720.2282
  2:00 pm North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, 954.968.3840
Aug. 16 11:00 am Lauderhill Mall Library, 4257 N.W. 12th St., Lauderhill, FL, 954.791.1000
  2:00 pm African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 954.625.2800
Oct. 11 11:00 am Northwest Library, 1580 N.W. 3rd Ave., Pompano Beach, FL, 954.786.2186
  2:00 pm Jan Moran Collier Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9th Court, Pompano Beach, FL ,954.968.3820
     
Chemistry – “Oobleck”
In the book Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss, green goo called Oobleck was called down from the sky by a king bored with ordinary rain and snow. Learn how to make your own version of Oobleck and find out how polymers work in our version of kitchen chemistry.
Aug. 2 11:00 am Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL, 954.926.2430
  2:00 pm Carver Ranches Library, 4735 S.W. 18th St., West Park, FL, 954.985.1945
Aug. 23 11:00 am Lauderhill Mall Library, 4257 N.W. 12th St., Lauderhill, FL, 954.791.1000
  2:00 pm African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 954.625.2800
Sept. 13 11:00 am Tamarac Library, 8701 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL, 954.720.2282
  2:00 pm North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, 954.968.3840
Oct. 18 11:00 am Northwest Library, 1580 N.W. 3rd Ave., Pompano Beach, FL, 954.786.2186
  2:00 pm Jan Moran Collier Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9th Court, Pompano Beach, FL
954.968.3820
     
Physics – “Sink or Float”
Rub-a-dub, why do some toys sink and other float in your tub? Come and have a splashing good time finding out what causes science to happen at bath time!
Aug. 9 11:00 am Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL, 954.926.2430
  2:00 pm Carver Ranches Library, 4735 S.W. 18th St., West Park, FL, 954.985.1945
Sept. 30 11:00 am Lauderhill Mall Library, 4257 N.W. 12th St., Lauderhill, FL, 954.791.1000
  2:00 pm African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 954.625.2800
Sept. 20 11:00 am Tamarac Library, 8701 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL, 954.720.2282
  2:00 pm North Lauderdale Saraniero Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, 954.968.3840
Oct. 25 11:00 am Northwest Library, 1580 N.W. 3rd Ave., Pompano Beach, FL, 954.786.2186
  2:00 pm Jan Moran Collier Learning Library, 2800 N.W. 9th Court, Pompano Beach, FL 954.968.3820
     

 

 

 

 
 






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