Science Museum activities provide a challenge for local teens

SRP bannerScience Museum Oklahoma brings its combination of education and entertainment to teen audiences at the McLoud Public Library for multiple programs as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program. Events are for ages 12 to 17 and take a look at science while also incorporating literature and a theme that seeks to appeal to teens.

This summer’s programs and dates for teen events are:

Rube Goldberg Challenge, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 – Rube Goldberg was famous for developing overly complicated machines to accomplish simple tasks, and participants will do the same by combining their engineering and logic skills in a collaborative activity.

Escaping the Wormhole, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 – Participants will use teamwork and their wits to try find their way out of an “alternate dimension” in an escape challenge.

Read more about SMO and its summer activities here.

Build a Better Plate and improve your eating choices

VegetablesFind ideas for healthier eating choices with the McLoud Public Library and its program “Build a Better Plate,” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28.

The program takes place in the McLoud American Legion Hall, across the street to the east of the library.

This event is for teens ages 12 to 17, who will learn several easy recipes for snacks and meals that are healthier options.

Space for the program is limited, so registration is required in advance.

Blast off with Science Museum Oklahoma presentation

SRP BannerThe McLoud Public Library welcomes Science Museum Oklahoma for the program “Build a Better World – In Space” at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29. The program takes place in the McLoud American Legion Hall across the street from the library.

This program is specifically geared to children ages 11 and under. It will take a look at life while living on another planet. Participants will explore living in space during a hands-on program that will expand their horizons far into the galaxy.

Staff from Science Museum Oklahoma’s outreach wing travel outside the museum to provide programming in places like schools and libraries throughout the year. Each year’s library activities tie into both the theme for the annual Summer Reading Program as well as favorite books that relate to the program topic.

Find out more about the organization's activities in hometown libraries this summer here.

Get ahead with some "Life Hacks"

SRP bannerThe entertainment and education Science Museum Oklahoma brings to its events during the Summer Reading Program in hometown libraries isn’t just limited to children or teens.

There also is a chance for adults ages 18 and up to take in an activity just for them. The McLoud Public Library presents the SMO program “Life Hacks,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 29, in the Milburn Room.

This hands-on session will show how using a little science can help people engineer easy, low-cost shortcuts to help negotiate the day’s pesky obstacles and improve their everyday lives. Space for the program is limited to 30, so registration in advance is required.

Learn more about the Science Museum and its summer activities here.