|Mad Science® offers two programs for youth during spring break week|
Both programs are being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in conjunction with Mad Science®, a private science education firm, and will take place at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park. Participants should bring a sack lunch and drink. For the convenience of working parents, children can be dropped off after 8:30 and picked up until 4 p.m. Perform a catalog search for the keyword "science" to find these program in the JCPRD's online listings.
Participants in Mad Science® Junior Engineers will check out pyramids, arches, inflatable beams, test the strength of eggs, and build bridges and skyscrapers. This program will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 15. The cost for one six and one-half hour session is $65 per person for Johnson County residents or $72 per person for nonresidents.
Participants in Mad Science® Creepy Crawly Ecology will use microscopes to investigate tiny parts of plants, animals and insects; create tie-dye designs using nature's colors; and play the role and develop the skills of a naturalist tracking animals in the wild. Thanks to Animal Wonders and their live birds, young ecologists will discover the science of ornithology by investigating different species of birds and how they fit into their very own niches in the environment. This program will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17. The cost for one six and one-half hour session is $65 per person for Johnson County residents or $72 per person for nonresidents.
Preregistration for these programs is required as both usually fill quickly.
The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at www.jcprd.com.