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LCDC hosts free Kids in Action science night Friday night

Posted: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | Views: 944

LCDC hosts free Kids in Action science night Friday night
The Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center (LCDC) is launching a new program, LCDC Kids in Action.

LCDC Kids in Action is specially designed for kids in 4th through 8th grade and will feature fun and educational hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities and events.

Director of Operations, Leon Philpot said "Our hope is that this will become a regular program of the LCDC that will meet twice a month. Our long-range plans are to create more programming geared toward upper elementary and middle school students as space and time permit. Part of those plans is to create a Discovery Camp next summer whereby campers will experience vocational opportunities that are available when you achieve a STEAM-related education."

The first LCDC Kids in Action event will be on Friday, August 11th, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Discovery Center. Kids are invited to be a scientist for a night by participating in a squid dissection led by 2017 Louisiana Teacher of the Year, Joni Smith! Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 985.340.9150 by Thursday, August 10th to reserve your child’s spot!

This inaugural Kids in Action event is being offered free of charge. Local businesses are invited to join in the fun by sponsoring future Kids in Action events to help the LCDC continue offering these events at no charge to participants. An investment in the LCDC’s programs and events is an investment in the future of kids in our community!

Contact Lauren Williams, Coordinator of Development, at 985.340.9150 or for more information on sponsorships!