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May the 4th Be with You 2023 — Star Wars Day Origins & Celebrations



  • May 4th, 10-2 @ the Joplin Public Library

  • Star Wars Breakout Box

  • LightSaber Circuis 

  • Plot the movie longitude/latitude

  • Build a Droid 

  • Yoda Ears/Leia Bun headbands and crowns

  • Mastering the “Force” 

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World Heart Month Playshop

World Heart Month Playshop

Activities include:

GIANT Walk through heart, get oxyginated!
Magnetic Floating Heart
guess the heartbeat
Dry Erase Hearts
Shoot the Virus
Heart Marshmallow catapult
Bean Bag Vena Cava
Heart Bucket Flip

Register here: https://forms.gle/YKhhzx8RtJJjA8vD9

Solar-bration Eclipse Festival

Solar-bration Eclipse Festival

Our eclipse festival has a name and a logo! Thanks to the festival task force for the name and to Rikki Smith for the logo. Mark your calendars NOW for 4 days of eclipse themed fun and the viewing party!

Creative Learning Alliance Seeks Fun Part of Future Science Center Building Name

Creative Learning Alliance Seeks Fun Part of Future Science Center Building Name

With the Creative Learning Alliance (CLA) purchase of 300 S. Main being complete, and a lead donor establishing their name to the building, we now need a fun, descriptive name for the science center that will engage families now and for future generations. This critical project will ensure valuable hands-on, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) education and fun for the Joplin region. This is your chance to own a part of history with your name submission!

Submit name here: https://forms.gle/2kVT9MeDyLA4yK2G9

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Why is hands-on learning so important?

Between now and 2028, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects nearly 9% growth in STEM and STEAM related occupations vs. 5% growth for non-STEAM occupations.

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