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Tech Tales brings family stories to life through robotics

A unique program spearheaded by the University of Washington Bothell is sparking interest in science and math for kids all summer long.

In addition to teaching kids the wonders of math and science even when school is out for the summer, Backpacks for Science Learning brings families and communities together through exploration of robotics, computer science, coding, and even e-textiles.

Through a partnership between UW Bothell, Pacific Science Center, Seattle Public Libraries and Red Eagle Soaring, the program hosts workshops throughout the year that allows families to learn more about different fields within science, technology, engineering and math while working on projects together and exploring their family history.

The next workshop is called Tech Tales, and it gives participants the opportunity to learn more about their heritage and familial history by telling their family story through robotics. Those wanting to take part in the workshop don't need any previous experience or knowledge in technology, engineering or robotics! The workshop runs from August 7 to 21 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM and is hosted by Seattle Public Library's Rainier Beach branch librarians at the Ethiopian Community Center, 8323 Rainier Ave. South, Seattle.

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