Denmark Library Receives STEM Resources in Program

Published on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 at 4:32:59 PM

An exciting new science program is coming to the Denmark Public Library.

The Big Bang Science Workshops from Children's Discovery focus on using the natural curiosity of children to develop skills, knowledge, and confidence to discover more about science.

The pilot program of workshops will be a series of hands-on, fun STEM workshops for children aged 5 -12 years, designed to increase Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) resources in regional Western Australian libraries.

The Denmark Public Library has received resources and training for the workshops which include investigating the superheroes of the animal kingdom, reconstructing a dinosaur from fossil evidence (just like a palaeontologist), make a tornado in a bottle and even learning how to extract DNA.

Funded by Inspiring WA, the Denmark Public Library is participating in the pilot program along with the Libraries in the Shire of Dandaragan thanks to support from the State Library of Western Australia as a partner in the provision of public library services in WA. 

Senior Librarian Robyn Fairclough is very excited to be part of the pilot program.

“Focusing on STEM, in this fun and engaging way, is a valuable opportunity for children to explore science-related concepts in the library environment,” Ms Fairclough said.

“We are grateful to Inspiring WA and Children’s Discovery for providing this opportunity.”

“Thanks also to Adam Selinger for providing our training in use of the resources, which was so much fun - the children are really going to love this new program.”

The first workshop will be held during the upcoming library school holiday program.

For more information, please contact the Denmark Public Library at or 9848 0306.

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