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Santa’s Shopping Locally for STEM Holiday Gifts

The Great Lakes Bay Region is a unique place to live and shop. This year let’s support both our children’s STEM interest and our local STEM-rich businesses by shopping locally. These businesses offer unique gifts, including membership, STEM kits, and gift cards. Use a membership year-round to play and learn at our region’s museums, nature […]

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is Supporting Girls Through the Pandemic

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is Supporting Girls Through the Pandemic With so many parts of our lives on hold, disrupted, or even cancelled, kids need stability, connection, and fun now more than ever. Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan staff members have dug into the research to discover how the pandemic has impacted girls. Girls […]

A Father’s Advice – The Community of Dad’s

A Father’s Advice The Community of Dad’s <— Listen to audio recording Imagine yourself sitting at home, sitting on the couch, enjoying a bowl of popcorn or chips or whatever late night snack you have. Now imagine your T.V. is on, and it has a sitcom or movie playing, one based on the nuclear family: dad, […]

Librarian Secrets: Introducing Wonderbooks!

Librarian Secrets: Introducing Wonderbooks! At Bay County Library System, we carry audiobooks in many formats: traditional books on CD, CD and book kits, Playaways (MP3 players about the size of a deck of cards with one title pre-loaded onto them), and new to our branches in 2020, Wonderbooks! Wonderbooks are hardcover books (picture books, early […]

A Father’s Advice – Parenting: Easy, Isn’t It?

A Father’s Advice Parenting: Easy, Isn’t It? <— Listen to audio recording   I was recently scrolling through my social media feed (that’s long hand for “Facebook”) and my eyes locked onto a headline: “Justin Timberlake Criticized for Tone Deaf Comments on ’24-hour Parenting.’” Celebrity musician Justin Timberlake found some unwelcomed comments on Twitter for […]

The Center for Excellence in STEM Education

The Center for Excellence in STEM Education Offers Families High-quality STEM Education The Center for Excellence in STEM Education (CESE) began providing high-quality STEM Education programs for students, families, and teachers within the Great Lakes Bay Region in 2015 before occupying a physical space known as the MakerSpace within the Education and Human Services building […]

2020 CENSUS: I Made Michigan $90,000 Today!

Census 2020 Today I did something important for you, for me, and for everyone who lives in Michigan. I completed the 2020 Census. By including all five members of my family in the count, our great state will receive approximately $90,000 of federal funds over the next 10-years! Census data will be used for the […]

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum Hops into Spring

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum Hops into Spring March is the start of spring, which means your Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum in Saginaw, Michigan is done hibernating!  January and February may have seen less kid-friendly events, but March and April will have no shortage. Get ready! March 14th at 10 AM – 4 PM we will host one of […]

STEM Pipeline: Bay County Library System STEM Events for Spring 2020

Bay County Library System STEM Events for Spring 2020 Article courtesy of the STEM Pipeline who’s mission is “to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the Great Lakes Bay Region.”  When you think of a public library, STEM probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But at the Bay County Library System, […]

A Father’s Advice: Are You Listening?

A Father’s Advice: Are You Listening? “If you can: start giving bad habits up and start being yourself. Now is the time to do it, because if you start, it will only take a bit of time to give you a lot of time. I’ve taken a lot of your advice, try to take some […]