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Posted in Explore and Discover on April 26, 2023 at 6:00 am
By Savannah Stewart For the past few years, I’ve been working on connecting more with my environment—not just in a meditative sense, although I have been doing that as well. I’ve been focusing on doing things that are impactful to our community and that get me outside more. A couple years ago, I stumbled across […]
Tags: adults, booklists, citizen science, community, nature, sampling, science, Spokane Riverkeeper, teens, water
Posted in Explore and Discover on August 19, 2020 at 6:00 am
By Erin Dodge Next week, we’re hosting three EnviroKids’ Club programs (sign up before they fill up!), each showing kids and their families different ways that they can champion the environment and take action to make changes at home and in their neighborhoods. In case you missed the announcement, here are those three programs: EnviroKids’ […]
Tags: #envirokids, clean air, compost, engineering, envirokids club, environment, kids, parents, science, solid waste, STEM, teachers, water, worms
Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 20, 2019 at 6:00 am
By Abra Cole If you’re feeling like the parent of Ralphie from the movie A Christmas Story every time you try to get yourself and your kids bundled up to go outside, know that you are not alone. When the temperatures drop into (or below) the 20s, my family doesn’t spend as much time outdoors […]
Tags: activities, caregivers, cars, clean up, cotton balls, dancing, early learning, finger painting, flour, grandparents, indoor, infants, kids, loose parts, magnets, miscellaneous, parents, play, Play-Doh, pom-poms, preschoolers, rice, tape, teachers, toddlers, trucks, water
Posted in News, Parents and Teachers on June 20, 2018 at 6:00 am
By Mary Ellen Braks Keep your preschoolers busy this summer with hands-on activities that encourage playful learning while exploring STEM concepts and reading. Preschoolers will find lots to discover with their parents and caregivers, using our new Ready for School with STEM kits. Spokane County Library District in partnership with the Inland North […]
Tags: animals, blocks, boxes, bugs, counting, designing, dinosaurs, dirt, education, family, gears, kids, learn, LEGO bricks, magnets, magnifying glasses, measuring cups, nature, numbers, parenting, parents, patterns, planning, play, preschooler, problem solving, pulleys, ready for kindergarten, Ready for School, rulers, scales, science, shapes, sorting, STEM, STEM kits, teachers, water, weather, weights, wheels, young learners