First STEM Activity Hosted at Castle Dale Library


By Julie Johansen

Castle Dale Library is ‘’Pushing the Limits” with its first STEM night activity. This is the theme of the National Science Foundation, which is sponsoring the activities. Thursday played host to the first of its monthly activities.  Although attendance was sparse at first, participation grew as the evening advanced and the activities were presented.

The evening focused on the “S” of the STEM, which is science. Megan Wilberg from the Museum of the San Rafael brought some fossils for hands-on identification. Castle Dale City Librarian Roxanne Jensen told about several dinosaur books and authors. Online videos helped explain the fossilization process. Other activities included comparing dinosaur footprints to the children’s feet, measuring the library in Stegosaurus strides and making fossils.

The library plans to continue activity nights with focus on STEM: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The November activity will be for adults at the Emery County Administration Building. Check out its Facebook page at “Castle Dale City Library” for its meeting schedules and agendas.

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