This June we are collaborating with NET-PBS to bring a four-week educational series to Do Space!  The series, called Family and Community Learning with Ruff Ruffman, will introduce science and engineering concepts to children between the ages of five and eight.  This program will use both digital and unplugged activities to teach the concepts of scientific inquiry and engineering design.

NET-PBS Family and Community Learning is intended to be a family program where parents and siblings are encouraged to attend and participate.  A meal will be provided at every session along with topics of discussion. Ruff Ruffman is the star of this session and with the help of his companions Chet and Blossom. Children will explore scientific concepts including making observations, making predictions, collecting data, and drawing conclusions.  

Every class has a theme with the first week focusing on experimentation with mixtures.  Attendees will get their hands dirty mixing up craft dough and trail mix. The second session is all about investigating the material world. The families will get to use everyday items to solve a variety of problems.  The last two sessions are exploring friction and learning about structures. By participating in these hands-on activities, children will increase their understanding of science and engineering.

Family and Community Learning with Ruff Ruffman will be held every Monday in June and runs from 6PM to 8PM. Sessions are geared toward kids ages 5-8, but the whole family is welcome!  Spaces are limited, so sign up now at https://tinyurl.com/dospace-fcl-signup.  For more information, contact kids@nebraska.org or call (402)470-6690.

About Author
Danielle Rein, Community Learning Specialist
Danielle is a Community Learning Specialist at Do Space who was born and raised in the Omaha area. In her free time, she can usually be found playing video games or reading.