FLPL to Host Earth Science Exhibit and Series in April and May

By  | March 13, 2017 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE –  Just in time for Earth Month, Florence-Lauderdale Public Library will be hosting an exhibit and series all about the planet Earth. Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet will be on display at FLPL from April 1 through May 20 and includes interactive activities related to climate, ecosystems, and more. While the exhibit is on display, FLPL will also host a wide variety of events and programs for kids, teens and adults. These events will explore many earth science topics such as agriculture and weather. The kick-off event will feature eco-entertainer Steve Trash, and other events include book events, crafts, panel discussions, and outdoor activities.

“As we were planning the programs to go along with the Explore Earth exhibit, we decided to

Jennifer Keeton

Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet, a traveling exhibition for libraries, is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and Afterschool Alliance. Explore Earth is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

The Exhibit
Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet
On Display April 1-May 20

Learn about your planet through interactive games and hands-on activities! Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet makes science fun with a focus on local earth science topics such as weather, the water cycle, and ecosystem changes, as well as a global view of our changing planet.
Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet, a traveling exhibition for libraries, is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and Afterschool Alliance. Explore Earth is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Events
Kick-off Event
The Magic of Planet Earth: Cycles, Civilization, & How They Work Together
with STEVE TRASH
Saturday, April 1, 11:00 AM

Come to the library and learn how to do magic with illusionist and eco-entertainer Steve Trash! Not just any old magic, but the best kind: Earth Science-themed magic tricks!  Kids will  perform (and take home!) several cool magic tricks while also learning about the Earth. Great for kids 7-11 and their families. Sponsored by Keep the Shoals Beautiful. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

Green Screen Weather Forecasts
Saturday, April 1, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

It’s cloudy with a chance of FUN! Families (or anyone)  can make their own weather forecasts using the green screen in The Collaboratory at FLPL. You’ll get a digital copy of your forecast that you can share on social media! For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

Caffeine Cinema: Twister (ages 11-16)

Tuesday, April 4, 5:00 pm

For our Teen Program’s monthly film screening, we’ll watch the tornado thriller Twister (PG-13) and discuss the scientific fact and fiction of the film. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 24

 

Pinspiration: Tabletop Biospheres (ages 11-16)

Thursday, April 6, 5:00 pm

In this craft program, teens will make tabletop biospheres! For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 24.

Sustainable Agriculture in the Shoals and Beyond (adults and older students)

Monday, April 10, 6:00 pm

A panel of farmers, scientists, and agriculture experts will discuss strategies and farming practices that protect the environment, human health, and animal welfare. Have a question or discussion topic in mind? Email it to events@flpl.org, and it may be included in the event. For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 28.

Family Book Club: Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleve (families with children 2nd grade & up)

Thursday, April 13, at 4:00 pm

Read the book and then join us for discussion and fun as we learn about weather! For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 14

Saturday Storytime: Let’s Learn About Wind! (Pre-K through 2nd grade)

Saturday, April 15, 2:00 pm

We’ll have fun while learning about wind by reading stories and making wind streamers! For more information, call 256-764-6564, ext. 14

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