MANSFIELD – Students in grades 3 through 8 and their families can join in on hands-on, interactive science-related activities from 9 a.m. to noon the last Saturday of the month January through April at Springmill Learning Center.

The first event is Saturday, Jan. 28.

Activities are led by professors from The Ohio State University at Mansfield in the galleries, which include Alternative Energy, Chemistry Lab, CSI, Earth Studies, Feathers & Flight, Gears, Levers and Pulleys, Measuring Mars, Number Sense, and Ecology. Students and their families will visit four of the galleries each month, with new activities scheduled each visit. Students who participate all four months receive a prize.

Free child care for children 3 years through second grade is provided on-site.

Science Saturdays is made possible through a partnership between the Mansfield City School District, The Ohio State University at Mansfield and through a grant by the Connections Fund with Richland County Foundation.

Register at For more information, call 419-525- 6348 ext. 2.

About Springmill Learning Center

Mansfield City School District’s Springmill Learning Center (SLC) is a series of STEM-based galleries with interactive activities for students in grades K-12 based on Ohio’s academic standards. Through a partnership between Mansfield City Schools and The Ohio State University at Mansfield, the Center offers classroom extended learning opportunities for area school districts, out-of- school outreach activities for students and parents, and professional development for teachers.

The goal of SLC is to offer high quality, experience-based and inquiry learning in the state of Ohio, and to encourage students to further explore interests in potential STEM careers.

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