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Summer Learning Challenge 2014

The Summer Learning Challenge is an eight-week program to encourage, inspire and motivate children and parents to learn and explore in the summer time. Redesigned in 2013 to incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) disciplines and attract children from multiple intelligences, the Summer Learning Challenge is a model being replicated in libraries across the U.S. 

In partnership with the Museum of Science and Industry, Lincoln Park Zoo, Brookfield Zoo and the Anti-Cruelty Society, the 2014 Summer Learning Challenge Explore & Roar will focus on animals and the environment.

Kids and families will engage in out-of-school-time activities aimed at encouraging 21st Century skills by READING books & magazines both fiction and informational; DISCOVERNING through hands-on programs, field trips or using appropriate online sites; and CREATING by solving engineering and design challenges and making artistic connections.

Learn more about the Summer Learning Challenge.

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