STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs are all the rage these days in schools and libraries. This year, Sheridan Public Library has launched its own STEAM program, geared towards kindergarten through 5th grade level students. Each quarter there will be a live Discovery Event program presented to participants aimed toward one particular aspect of STEAM. This Thursday, June 13, STEAM members will explore space and astronomy by being involved in hands-on learning exercises and experiments as well as instructor demonstrations.
To participate in the program, students must join the STEAM club by signing up at the library. Registration is free and includes 2 take-home space/astronomy experimental kits. Kids can sign up for the program anytime, including at the door on Thursday evening, and receive their take-home kits. STEAM programs are planned for each quarter of the next year. The next quarterly program scheduled for September will feature topics related to oceanography. The third quarterly topic will be chemistry, and the last quarter’s topic will be construction engineering. Each topic will include take-home kits for fun learning on your own.
Children interested in the program not have to have a library card to be a STEAM member and the program is free. Parents are encouraged to attend as well. The library is located at 103 W. First St. in uptown Sheridan.