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NEW STEAM Series! Ocean Xplorers for ages 8-12, Space is limited – Registration required
October 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
New STEAM Team Ocean Xplorers Program is turning the tides towards the future starting in October
Registration is now open (https://extension.umaine.edu/waldo/4h/ocean-xplorers/) for a new, interactive multi-session STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) ocean-focused adventure series at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street.
The series “STEAM Team Ocean Xplorers,” a collaborative effort between the University of Cooperative Extension’s Waldo County’s 4-H, the Belfast Free Library and the UMaine MARINE Initiative allows youth ages 8-12 once a month to explore and discover undersea and seaside wonders together with UMaine and local scientists and field experts through hands-on learning experiences and activities.
The free program will kick off on Oct. 19, 2023 with Diving into Aquaponics. Held at the Belfast Free library’s Abbott Room on the ground floor, participants will learn all about aquaponics, a type of sustainable farming that combines raising fish in tanks (aquaculture) and growing plants without soil (hydroponics). Youth participants will practice engineering and observation skills and have the opportunity to get up close with an aquaponics system. This is a great opportunity to practice problem-solving, troubleshooting, and systems thinking skills.