Beginning the first week of February, Thomas Memorial Library and Cape Elizabeth Land Trust are releasing a weekly video series with activities for learning about science and environmental topics at home. These short activities are designed for all ages, and most require nothing more than household items.
In addition to the videos, TML is providing take-home activity kits including materials for crafts and other family-friendly activities. Kits will be available by request during the library’s curbside pick-up hours.
The next couple of videos are about birds, as part of the festivities surrounding the Great Backyard Bird Count, which runs February 12-15. Other upcoming topics include winter animal adaptations and tracking.
The new series builds on previous video collaborations, including How to Build a Walking Rainbow, which features local educator Erika Rhile and daughter Ava demonstrating the power of adhesion, the property that causes water to move into absorptive materials like paper towels. In the experiment, food coloring and paper towels transform a row of cups into a counter-top rainbow.
New videos are shared every Wednesday via the CELT and TML social media accounts and on the CELT YouTube channel. You can also find the full list of videos, along with accompanying materials and articles, at http://www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org/families-outdoors/.