Storybook Science

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Date(s) - Saturday, October 6th, 2018
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM


Perfect for your pre-schooler, STORYBOOK SCIENCE features a story time and take-home craft. Storybook Science is held on the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m from September through May.  This program is free for Science Museum members, and included in the regular museum admission for non-members.

The stories we choose provide a fun, engaging way to experience a variety of STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). The crafts provide a chance to explore the topic more directly as well as promoting motor skill practice. We try to include supplemental material to investigate such as tools used by scientists in that field or objects to examine with magnifying glasses or microscopes.

Join us this Saturday to help us investigate THE FATE OF THE FROG with author and special guest Melissa Rooney!

The author of the Eddie the Electron children’s picture book series (Amberjack Publishing), Melissa Rooney will read her newest children’s picture book, The Fate of the Frog, which was inspired by Dr. Seuss and his concerns about environmental sustainability. Melissa, who is a native of Martinsville (VA) and currently resides in Durham (NC), is an Arts Council educating artist and Associate Supervisor for her county’s Soil and Water Conservation District. The Fate of the Frog tells an engaging story about a boy whose neighborhood is experiencing a drought and a frog who is trying desperately to leave his birth puddle before it dries up. The creators use perfectly metered anapestic tetrameter and playful watercolor illustrations to address the importance of water resources as well as other K-3 curricula topics. After the reading, Melissa will help young participants make plush tadpoles from recycled materials while discussing our waterways and the importance of *not polluting them to begin with*.

For more information about Melissa and The Fate of the Frog, check out Melissa’s homepage (www.melissarooneywriting.com), author facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/melissarooneywriting/), and/or the book’s facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TheFateOfTheFrog/).