Light Rain
41°FLight RainFull Forecast

Shedd Aquarium to unveil teen learning lab

Published: Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is getting ready to unveil a free learning lab for teenagers that will be open 3 days a week.

Shedd renovated a room with input from teens, adding Apple workstations, iPads and floor-to-ceiling whiteboards. Other equipment will help teens produce videos and podcasts and conduct their own research.

Students from Shedd’s learning programs will act as mentors. Aquarium research biologists and technology specialists will provide a variety of workshops and guidance.

The lab will launch with an open house for current high school students on Sept. 21. Students must register by Sept. 17. Starting Sept. 24, the lab will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

___

Online: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/teenlab

Get breaking news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from Sauk Valley Media!

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

National video



Reader Poll

There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
Good idea
Bad idea
Not sure
No opinion