Saturday, February 21, 2015

Portage Library to host Family Science Night Feb. 24

HOUGHTON -- The Portage Lake District Library invites all K-6 students and their parents for an evening of fun and science with the Michigan Tech Family Science Night program from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Families will have two hands-on activities to work on. In "Ooey, Gooey Slime!" participants will mix up some common household items, conduct experiments and see what happens. "Starry, Starry Night" will give participants a chance to explore the cosmos and create their own constellation.

Family Science Nights develop children's curiosity and their ability to solve scientific challenges. These activities also provide an opportunity for parents and their children to learn together while having fun and making scientific connections to everyday life.

This event is coordinated by the Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education and Michigan Technological University.

Library programs are free and everyone is invited. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit and

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