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Member News: February 9, 2022

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum and CSIU Partner on After School Maker Camp at Milton Maker Space

The Bloomsburg’s Children’s Museum, in collaboration with the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU), is bringing their popular After School Maker Camp to the Milton Maker Space, located at 139 S Front St, Milton. This program is geared towards children 6-12.

Programs will run from February 18, 2022 until January 20, 2023.

Maker Camp is free thanks to the PA Smart Grant from the CSIU.

“We are funded through a PA Smart Grant written by CSIU. This is a collaborative project, and the money is designed to reward computer science and STEM programs for students K-12 in the Northumberland County Region,” said Colleen Epler-Ruths from CSIU.

Events will be on the third Friday of the month, 6-7 p.m. The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum started an After School Maker Camp in 2020. This program combines fun, creative tactics with educational science experiments. The after-school camp is a spin-off of the Museum’s wildly popular Summer Maker Camp. 

Kicking off the After School Maker Camp is “Intro to Soldering” on February 18. Additional events include: “Art Meets Science- Light up Canvases” on March 18, “Lego WeDo Robotics and Programming” on April 15 and “Kitchen Chemistry: Experimenting with Cupcake Recipes” on May 20.  “Create a Motorized Boat” will be kick off the summer on June 17,  “Forensic Science- Solve a Mystery” on July 15, “Engineering Challenge” on August 19, “Build a Walking Robot” will take place on September 16 and  “Light up Ghosts” is a Halloween themed event taking place October 21.   November 18 children will enjoy “Codes and Ciphers” and on December 16 there will be a kitchen-themed event called “Kitchen Chemistry: Boba Tea.”  The program ends with a “Sumo Bot Challenge” on January 20, 2023.

Registration is online at or call the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum at (570) 389-9206.

Siren Test Scheduled for This Friday

This Friday, Bloomsburg University will be testing its emergency siren system at 9:50 a.m. 

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