Interns with the Meadowlark District Extension office are hosting STEM programs at area libraries this summer. They will be at Seneca Free Library Community Room on Thursdays at 10:00 AM. These programs are for children ages 7-12 years old, will last 45 minutes to an hour and are free to our patrons. Sign up is required and will be limited to 10 or 15 students, depending on the program, see below. Sign up will be on a weekly basis, call the library to get your child on the list – 785-336-2377.

June 16 ~ limit 10 youth ~ Junk Drawer Robotics: youth will build a robot that is able to draw a picture.

June 23 ~ limit 15 youth ~ Biodegradable Pots: Youth will build a biodegradable pot and plant a seed in their pot.

June 30 ~ limit 15 youth ~ Bottle Rockets: Youth will design and build bottle rockets to test out.

July 7 ~ limit 10 youth ~ Rubber Band Race Car: Youth will design and build a rubber band car to see whose goes the furthest.

July 14 ~ limit 10 youth ~ Ping Pong Catapult: Youth will design and build a catapult out of painters sticks to launch a ping pong ball.

August 4 ~ limit 10 youth ~ Under the Sea [penny boat]: Youth will design and build a boat out of tinfoil to see how many pennies it will hold.

August 11 ~ limit 15 youth ~ Bird Feeder: Youth will learn about birds and build a bird feeder for the birds.