Leap on Over to ‘Seussical Science’ on Feb. 29

Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center will host a youth program as part of its ongoing mission to pique children’s interests in science and nature.

“Seussical Science” takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 29.

Kids will read stories by Dr. Seuss and then honor his work with STEM projects by making Oobleck slime, having an egg drop after Horton Hatches an Egg and planting some Lorax-inspired seeds.

The program is open to children in first through sixth grade.

“We introduce creative ways to help small children understand big concepts. The programs are fun, but also help build early science skills and a lifelong appreciation of the natural world,” Schrader Center Director Molly Check explained.

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She added that in addition to the educational benefits, the Schrader’s family nature programs provide opportunities for children to socialize with other kids outside of a traditional classroom setting and for parents to meet and connect with other parents.

“The Schrader Center is a resource for families. We invite families to visit our center, explore our trails and take part in the many year-round programs we offer. We love helping families get outside, learn about nature and spend quality time together.”

“Seussical Science” is $12 ($10 for OI members). Register online or by calling 304-242-6855.

Part of the nonprofit Oglebay Institute, the Schrader Environmental Education Center is located in Oglebay Resort. For more information about the center and its programs, call 304-242-6855 or visit the website.