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LIGO, Torbotics, SLU join Tangi Library for "Explo!" Saturday

LIGO, Torbotics, SLU join Tangi Library for "Explo!" Saturday
Posted: Nov 13, 2017
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HAMMOND---The Tangi Library invites the public to Hammond Branch Library Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the annual Science Explo!, a free event designed to immerse attendees in hands-on science experiments.

Children will be able to travel station to station to engage in science experiences. Attendees may take part in the Global Cardboard Challenge, creating objects out of recycled materials and cardboard. Southeastern’s Department of Teaching and Learning will be onsite conducting an experimentation station featuring fun and interactive experiments on chromatography, soil porosity, vacuums, and more. Other organizations will be present including the Hammond High Torbotics Team, the Bayou Builders, and the 4-H Tech Club, all featuring STEM-based educational projects.

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Hammond Branch Library is proud to welcome representatives from LIGO, a large-scale physics experiment observatory located in Livingston, LA to this year’s Science Explo! Members of the LIGO organization were recently awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves,” according to the Nobel Prize website.

“Our Science Explo! is a big hit with patrons and volunteers,” said Library Director Barry Bradford. “We are honored to promote and support STEM in Tangipahoa Parish.”

For more information, contact Laura Brooks Thomas at lbrooks@tangilibrary.com or at 985-748-7559 ext. 203.