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Families Learning Science Together

2021 Program

We are not running our program in person until further notice. However, we are happy to announce that starting in March, we will be teaming up with the library for their “Take and Make STEAM Kits.” Please visit the library website for more information:


Families Learning Science Together (FLST) is a hands-on science program for children ages 5 and up and their parents or caregivers. This program is lead by Cornell Center for Materials Research and co-sponsored with the Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) in downtown Ithaca, NY.


The program will be on every second Saturday of the month throughout the year. It will run from 1pm – 2pm in the BorgWarner West room of the Tompkins County Public Library. All FLST programs are free to the public, but space is limited. Please reserve your spot by contacting us by email at ccmr_outreach@cornell.edu or by phone at (607) 592-4053. Drop-ins welcome if space allows.

Schedule of 2020 workshops and topics:


  • March 14 – Bridge Building – CANCELLED
  • February 8 – Chemical Reactions – Families will explore the colorful world of Chemistry and chemical reactions. They will be able to perform different chemical reactions and observe the changes that occur.
  • January 11 – Astronomy- Families will explore some features of our solar system and space. They will build a sundial to use the position of the sun to tell time, learn about the different planets in our solar system, create constellations, and build a straw rocket.
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