By Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

Activities help kids explore Earth's 'place in space'

 

July 11, 2019

Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle

Owen Moran proudly displays his "building with balance" structure during a Summer Reading Program event exploring what makes Earth so special and how to keep it that way.

Ever wonder about Earth's place in space, what makes our planet special and how we can keep it that way? About 100 children explored those questions during "Our Place in Space," a library Summer Reading Program activity presented by the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History on July 3 at Creswell Community Center.

Morgan James, who's making presentations for 110 Oregon libraries this summer, asked kids what they enjoyed doing outside. Answers included climbing trees, swimming and looking at stars. James talked about the role of the moon and other planets in stabilizing and shielding the...



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