Denmark Public Library to hold STEM workshops for children over the summer holidays

Jacob Morgan-de LaineAlbany Advertiser
Adam Selinger and senior librarian Robyn Fairclough.
Camera IconAdam Selinger and senior librarian Robyn Fairclough. Credit: Supplied

Reconstructing Dinosaurs and learning to extract DNA are just some of the workshops that will be available at the Denmark Public Library over the school holidays.

The Big Bang Science Workshops from Children’s Discovery focuses on using the natural curiosity of children to develop skills, knowledge, and confidence to discover more about science.

The library has received resources and training to run a series of workshops for children ages 5-12 years old.

The pilot program is designed to increase science, technology, engineering and maths resources in regional Western Australian libraries.

Senior Librarian Robyn Fairclough said she was very excited to be part of the pilot program.

“Focusing on STEM, in this fun and engaging way, is a valuable opportunity for children to explore science-related concepts in the library environment,” Ms Fairclough said.

“We are grateful to Inspiring WA and Children’s Discovery for providing this opportunity.

“Thanks also to Adam Selinger for providing our training in the use of the resources, which was so much fun — the children are really going to love this new program.”

The program is a pilot funded by Inspiring WA and supported by the State Library of Western Australia as a partner in providing public library services in WA.

For more information contact Denmark Public Library at library@denmark.wa.gov.au or 9848 0306.

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