Imagination Station Introduces New Educational Program

Toledo Tinkers gives all kids equal access to learning in a hands-on fashion

Imagination Station is launching a string of events called Toledo Tinkers: Through a Child’s Eyes, which will involve interactive education at various Toledo-Lucas County public libraries around the city in partnership with Northwest State Community College. 

The “Tinkering Takeovers” will focus on S.T.E.A.M (rather than S.T.E.M) which includes Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Aimed to support the development of an outreach curriculum, the program has developed a mobile lab that will help kids ages 11-13 and their families establish personal connections with creating and tinkering. The takeovers will include hands-on activities exploring circuits, coding, fabrication, and more. With active participation in the program, students will learn skill-building, innovative thinking, and problem-solving skills with expert guidance from the Toledo Science Center. The project was made possible thanks to a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. 

The next pop-up Tinkering Takeovers, where you can bring your kids for some family-fun and educational activities, will be at Sanger Branch Library on Saturday, October 16 and at Mott Branch Library on Saturday, October 23. Each program will run from 10am-4:30pm and is free and open to the public for ages six and up. For more information or to answer additional questions, call 419-214-9107 or email ccarter@istscience.org!