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By Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

Kids explore space, launch 'stomp rockets'


July 4, 2019

Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle

Isabella Nibblett (left) exclaims over friend Ella's interpretation of an alien that could exist on an imaginary planet or moon with an extreme environment, during Creswell Library's "A Universe of Science" Summer Reading Program event

A hands-on space science program on June 26 equipped youngsters to launch their own (paper) rockets on June 29, as Creswell Library hosted two Summer Reading Program events last week.

At various stations in the community center during "A Universe of Science," presented by Eugene Science Center education director, Karyn Knecht, kids visualized a planet or moon with an extreme environment and drew an alien lifeform they imagined could live there; observed the effects of colored filters – like those used in telescopes – on drawings done with pink or blue marker; and made "pocket solar syst...

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