With the school holidays starting early, Logan Libraries has the answer to entertaining the kids – and it’s all online and free.
The libraries’ online school holiday program starts next week and it’s not too late to get involved.
It’s a program designed to keep school holiday boredom at bay in a safe at-home environment.
No activities are being run in Logan City Council libraries.
And there’s no shortage of online fun including the opportunity to become an amateur pet detective or undertake a dark sky data mapping exercise.
STEM Punks will run free STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) online activities for ages eight and over as part of the program.
Participants aged eight and over can learn new skills in 3D mapping, coding and design.
The online CSI detective activity will involve finding a lost pet using forensic science during three sessions that can be accessed over seven days.
Participants will also discover different ways to extract information from a crime scene and apply skills in real-world problem solving and create their own 3D virtual crime scene.
A second activity will help participants discover how they can help create a dark sky within their home, city or town through 3D technologies.
By creating their own light sensor they can start to monitor the dark sky, learn how light pollution effects humans and animals and then create their own 3D data map.
Participants in these activities will need a laptop or desktop PC (or Mac) and have access to the Google Chrome browser.
Once registered, participants can complete these courses online anytime between Monday, April 5 and Friday, April 9 for CSI pets and between Monday, April 12 and Friday, April 16 for Dark Sky with STEM Punks.
Bookings are essential for all activities and limited registrations are available.
To register go to Logan Libraries what’s on
Once the libraries are open to the public there will also be free STEM take-home activity packs available for children aged three and over.
Children aged five to 10-years-old can collect kits to make flying saucers, egg carton creations, koala clips and alpaca toys.
The kits for young adults include dog coaster sets and test tube desk toys or gadgets.