Kids find fun, friendly learning environment at Tuscaloosa Public Library
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Karnera Gafford
The Tuscaloosa Public Library is making learning all about science, technology, engineering, arts and math an exciting experience with its STEAM Adventures program.
The weekly program, held every Tuesday, offering educational opportunities for children 8 to 12 and is designed to get them more involved in hard sciences in a fun, hands-on way.
“It is so important to have this activity for kids to supplement what they are learning in school,” said TPL Youth and Community Services Director Kaitlyn Lynch. “We just love having STEAM activities in the library. We feel it’s important to kids’ learning and a fun activity overall.”
Participants can get their hands dirty doing something exciting, and they can also learn a lot about the technology that’s important now and will be even more important in the future.
On Tuesday, the lesson was all about rockets.
“We learned about space and we made these science experiments,” said participant Jungwoo. “We did a contest. I did the experiments, it was fun learning about them.”
The program is held on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. during the fall and spring school semesters. You don’t need to sign up to participate, just show up and be prepared to learn.