There is a brand new activity series for kids called the Crazy 8s 4-H Club that meets at the Portland Public Library for the next six Wednesdays, starting on the second at 3:30 p.m. (no meeting on March 30).
Crazy 8s is an after-school recreational math club aimed at getting young people excited about the possibilities of mathematics and helping them understand the math that surrounds them in society. The program is designed by Bedtime Math, a national nonprofit (lots of fun at www.bedtimemath.org, mission statement, “To help kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life”).
Crazy 8s is anything but your traditional pencil-and-paper math club. It’s social and collaborative, with creative, hands-on activities such as Glow-in-the-Dark City, Super Cube Shuffle, Epic Air Traffic Control, and Funny Money, among others.
The club is open to youngsters ages 7 to 12. It will be led by trained 4-H STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Ambassadors who are students from the University of Maine. They facilitate STEM activities with youths across the state.
4-H was founded in 1902 under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Space is limited and will be first come, first served. The PPL can be reached at 207.871.1700.
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