Lander Children’s Museum to debut new mobile makerspace trailer on Saturday

(Lander, WY) – The Lander Children’s Museum is hosting its annual Fall Fest from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 23rd. During the festivities, they will celebrate the launch of their brand new Think-Make-Create STEM Mobile Maker Lab at noon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The cost to attend Fall Fest is $5 per person over two years old. The event includes games, a door prize, snacks, a photo booth, activities and more.

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This new lab is a trailer outfitted with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities and crafts ranging from electrical circuits to catapults. The lab is intended to help programming reach rural areas and children of all ages.

The trailer is available to organizations across Fremont County for local libraries, community groups, schools, and private events, shared Linda Barton, the Lander Children’s Museum board president.

Funding for the lab came from area sponsors as well as a $5,000 Education and STEM grant from the Rocky Mountain Power PacifiCorp Foundation. Which according to Linda is the reason they were able to move forward with the project.

Rocky Mountain Power spokesperson Tiffany Erickson shared they really look at the impact projects can provide and this one really stood out.

You can be one of the first to see the Think-Make-Create STEM Mobile Maker Lab on Saturday during the Fall Fest which is taking place at the Lander Children’s Museum, 465 Lincoln Street, from 10 am to 2 pm.

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