Come join our free STEAMbox family workshops, where you will explore maritime topics through hands-on learning in STEM + the Arts. Create, build and problem solve to figure out how large ships are able to float, or how animals survive in the winter. Pulling from our collections and our surrounding environment, you will learn about sailors’ lives from long ago and how some of the smallest organism on our planet can have the biggest impact on our lives. All workshops are held on Saturdays from 10:30-12:00pm. STEAMbox programs are generously funded by First Federal Savings, allowing us to offer this program free to the public. All ages are welcome, content level is appropriate for ages 5+. Preregistration is required, and opens one month in advance.
STEAMbox Family Workshop: Plankton! Oceans’ Tiny Creatures
April 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Come explore the microscopic world of plankton. The basis of our food web and responsible, in part, for the air we breathe, these microscopic organisms can be found in the waters of the Kennebec. Learn how to collect them and find them under a microscope. Then, use your knowledge to create you own plankton model in a race to the bottom.