ScienceCity registration is near

Registration for ScienceCity and other library programs begins soon. - Contributed Photo

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SAFFORD – Have your children ever asked how robots work? Just how big was a tyrannosaurus rex? What makes a rocket fly?

All these questions and more will be answered during ScienceCity and registration is right around the corner. Fall session enrollment is Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 4-5 p.m. at the Safford City-Graham County Library Program Room. 

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ScienceCity and ScienceCity Jr. programs are a series of free, hands-on educational experiences. At each program, children are encouraged to ask questions, learn new concepts, and play with science while learning about a variety of science careers. This year’s presenters include local scientists and educators as well as some of the top science institutions in the state, such as the Arizona Science Center and the Arizona Sonora-Desert Museum. All the programs are free and open to Gila Valley children preschool age (3 ½ to 5) and grades K-6.

ScienceCity for ages K-6th will meet once a month in September, October, November, January, February, March, and April. The meetings are broken down into age groups for K-1st, 2nd-3rd, and 4th-6th. 

ScienceCity Jr. is held once a month for preschoolers and their parents. Children and their parents will work together to explore science hands on. This class requires a responsible adult to attend with each child and does not accommodate younger siblings. Children must be 4 years old on or before December 31st, 2017 for the preschool fall session. 

Spaces are limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Children may only be enrolled by their parents or legal guardians, no exceptions. For further information and a schedule of classes visit and click on the children’s link. ScienceCity and ScienceCity Jr. are funded through the generous support of the Freeport MacMoRan Inc., United Way of Graham County, and private donations.