DiscoverTech: Engineers Make a World of Difference
Discover Tech is a travelling exhibit exploring how technology and engineering contribute to solving national and global problems. The Juneau Public Libraries are proud and lucky to be one of the eight libraries in the United States chosen to host this interactive exhibit. It will be on display at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library from January 10 through April 6.
“It’s like a traveling museum piece with several hands-on activities. We are so excited ‘Discover Tech’ is coming to us,” said Electronic Services and Community Outreach Librarian Andrea Hirsh. “We think people of all ages and backgrounds will find that the exhibit explores engineering and technology in a way that is understandable, inspiring and fun.”
The large exhibit includes 15 different sections that will be located throughout the library. Several hands-on and interactive sections – featuring solar power, a circuit building challenge and engineering – allow kids to collaborate and be creative.
“Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference” was organized by Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning in partnership with the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Afterschool Alliance. The project was made possible through support from the National Science Foundation. Learn more about the exhibit here.