Make it Messy: Science


Help kids, ages 6-12, with hands-on STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities. The program's activities use supplies that children find at home (i.e. baking soda, vinegar, etc.) so that children can re-create the experiments and activities outside the program and reinforce learning. This program is for volunteers ages 15 and up.

Program Goals

  • Provide learning opportunities for children with an interest in science and engineering
  • Help children develop a love of reading through exposure to exciting books and stories


Fall / Winter / Spring / Summer
One-hour program
Six-week sessions once a week, or five consecutive days for one week
Dates and times vary depending on location

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Currently in high school or post-secondary
  • Strong reading and speaking skills in English
  • Positive attitude, reliable, patient, able to stay on task

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Attend volunteer orientation and training session
  • Provide support to participants as directed by staff lead
  • Be a positive role model


A one-hour training and orientation session


  • Gain leadership and coaching skills
  • Meet new people
  • Have fun and contribute to your community

Help Needed

Bowness Library
Central Library
Country Hills Library
Giuffre Family Library
Judith Umbach Library
Louise Riley Library
Quarry Park Library
Saddletowne Library
Seton Library
Southwood Library

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Katie Radke