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Carlsbad Public Library and XTO Energy Collaborate to Bring At-Home STEM Experiments to Local Youth

Carlsbad, N.M. (November 11, 2021)—Carlsbad Public Library is teaming-up with XTO Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation, to provide free, at-home science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) experiments to students of all ages in Carlsbad, Carlsbad Mayor Janway has announced.

The weekly Stay at Home STEM virtual experiments can be found on The Carlsbad Public Library and XTO Energy’s Facebook pages every Thursday at 11:00 a.m. beginning November 5.

Through weekly STEM experiments conducted by XTO engineers and science educators, Carlsbad students can learn about STEM principles from gravity and aerodynamics to physical and chemical reactions using everyday household objects.

“We are excited to provide yet another engaging opportunity for Carlsbad students to explore our world through STEM,” said Sarah Jones, ­­director at the Carlsbad Public Library. “This collaboration with XTO is a creative way for us to serve the community by providing a fun, hands-on learning experience that is easily accessible for families with children of all ages especially in the absence of in-person learning.”

While exploring a variety of STEM concepts, students will also be introduced to exciting college and career tracks in the field of engineering.

“Over the next ten years, STEM jobs will significantly outpace non-STEM jobs. XTO Energy recognizes that Carlsbad students are the inventors and innovators of the future,” said Rick Cannon, ­­­­­­production manager at XTO Energy. “We hope programs like Stay at Home STEM inspire kids to be curious about the world around them, to imagine new possibilities, and will help equip them to navigate the complex and constantly changing global energy business.”

The Carlsbad Public Library has a variety of opportunities available for young scientists. In addition to the weekly Facebook Stay at Home STEM experiments, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) kits are available for checkout in the children’s department. These kits are a fun resource for families wanting to provide hands-on educational activities at home.

 

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