An Arctic blast
Young explorers used toothbrushes, motors, batteries and creativity this month to design and build Arctic Crawlers capable of exploring the frigid north.
The family-friendly activity at the Lake Oswego Public Library used a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) challenge to connect parents and children to "Good Morning, Midnight," this year's selection for Lake Oswego Read. Author Lily Brooks-Dalton's post-apocalyptic novel is about two outsiders who find themselves on the fringes of civilization with no idea about what has happened — including Augustine, who uses his own crawler to navigate the Arctic tundra.
The Maker Space event at the library was led by Larry Zurcher, a Lake Oswego School District teacher on special assignment. Lake Oswego Reads continues through the end of the month, with exhibits and lectures on everything from surviving a catastrophe to dealing with isolation and separation anxiety. On Feb. 27, Lewis & Clark professor Liz Safran will talk about "The End of the World as We Know It."
For a complete schedule, go to www.lakeoswegoreads.org.
— The Review