On STEM day we will have fun and enriching STEM activities for all skill levels and abilities. Members of the community will be able to see germs, learn about circuits while making light up artwork, learn about polymers while making color changing slime, and use a banana to make music!
Intergenerational Play Time @ Potomac is a program that takes place on a monthly basis that fosters wellbeing and community building through the inclusion of all community members. Intergenerational interaction and activity are beneficial to children and adults in so many ways, from decreasing loneliness and depression to increasing self esteem, empathy, and appreciation of diversity. Intergenerational refers to people of different generations interacting in meaningful ways. By creating programs and space to facilitate these kinds of interactions, we hope to strengthen our community. People of all abilities will be able to participate in fun and enriching activities that facilitate connection.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant Number:00001534.
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Support for this project was made possible, in part, by The Maryland State Library. The Maryland State Library provides leadership to promote planning and innovation in the development of library programs, to encourage the ongoing development of staff expertise through education and training, and to promote resource sharing among all types of libraries.