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May 26th ~ STEM at Home Kits and the MPLD!

A few weeks ago, I was saddened to hear that the summer (in-person) programming we partnered with the Montrose Public Library District (MPLD) on would be canceled due to the current COVID status.

Not wanting to leave any stone un-turned, we asked the library if there was any way we could still partner with them in programming, albeit from a distance. We were excited to hear they are doing activity bags for the youth of Montrose County all summer long!

We immediately started brainstorming how we could participate in this venture and offered to produce a series of STEM at Home self contained kits in a bag for individual kids. Kits would serve kids ages 5-13.

The library was on board with the kit idea, so all last week we assembled STEM kits! We made over 200 kits to be distributed out to local kids for summer fun!

The kits we assembled included a Plant in a Bag science project and a Spoon Catapult engineering project. We made approximately 100 of each kit, which contained all supplies and instructions for a complete activity.

The Plant in the Bag kit was tested at home and the results were a lot of fun!

Yesterday we were able to deliver the kits to the Montrose Library and all the staff were super excited to receive the fun packs!

We are looking into producing more STEM at Home packs for library outreach programs. What a fun and unique opportunity to partner with the Library and serve the young youth of our community all this summer!

Cheers to summer!

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