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Temps are rising, school is out, and the beach is calling - summer is here! We’re so excited to offer TWO FREE PROGRAMS to keep kids excited about STEM all summer long:  a geocaching adventure and a summer reading program.

Summer STEM Search 

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game, and Rosie Riveters is building on the success of the Women’s History Hunt that we held this spring. We’ve put a unique STEM spin on our summer iterations of the hunt - each geocache contains instructions for a STEM project to do at home; some even include one of the materials needed to complete the project!

We’re offering two unique hunts - each with six geocaches - one in northwest Arlington, the other in Old Town Alexandria. Kids of all ages can participate from July 5th - August 15th, and children who complete all six projects in one of the respective hunts can choose a free Rosie Riveters STEM kit as a prize! 



Summer Reading 

We love books at Rosie Riveters, especially ones about STEM! Our brand-new summer reading program features books about STEM, the trailblazing women who’ve shaped the field, and issues related to its pursuit - innovation and being different and perseverance, for example. Participants who complete the program by answering a question about each of the books they read will receive a $5 coupon at Hooray for Books in Old Town Alexandria! 

Want to buy the books and support Rosie Riveters at the same time? Purchase the full six-week set from Hooray for Books! You'll receive 10% off and Rosie Riveters will receive 10% of the purchase price! Visit the store in Old Town Alexandria or call to shop. They also ship!

The program runs from July 5th-August 15th; click below to see the reading list for each reading level/age group and access the reading questionnaire!

 


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