What is KDL LAB Experience?

KDL LAB Experience promotes creativity,

problem solving skills and unstructured exploration ‭time for school-age children and teens. Carefully selected learning tools and activities are ‭designed to help students increase their proficiency in ‭STEAM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. While library staff ‭are not experts in these fields, they serve as facilitators, guiding participants in their KDL LAB Experience.

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What Ages is This Experience For?

Most KDL LAB Experience activities are geared toward elementary and middle school students. However, some equipment require a person to be at least 14 years old to participate.  ‬‬

What should I expect when I attend a KDL LAB Experience?‬‬

Based on the activities, ‭projects offered and staff facilitators, each KDL LAB Experience is different. You ‭should expect a collection of different activities that all relate to a ‭specific STEAM concept or idea. Activities are selected to align ‭with the State of Michigan School standards and allow for creativity, ‭tinkering, problem solving, collaboration and time to explore. What you should not expect is a project where everyone creates the same thing!‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

How do I find a KDL LAB near me?‬

To find a KDL LAB Experience near you visit any KDL Branch and ‭pick up a branch calendar or a seasonal KDL Kaleidoscope. For a complete list of KDL LAB experience programs, visit our Events page and search for "KDL LAB." ‬‬‬

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