Inspiring children to learn is a goal of the Newburg Children’s Museum of Natural History (NCM), and serving children is the mission of the Rolla Breakfast Kiwanis Club (RBKC). So it was natural for them to work together to enable “Miss Elizabeth” (Dr. Elizabeth te Groen) to acquire another teaching tool.
To enable a roomful of children to see what’s under a microscope, she will purchase a large-screen television set with that capability by using the $450 donation from the RBKC. She is also grateful to the many who combined their efforts to build NCM’s new cave – a dark jungle gym.
“It was a wonderful example of the success of a cooperative venture.” Miss Elizabeth said. There were too many helpers to name, but she thanks them all.
The NCM offers a free after-school program on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Thursdays in October the program will offer children fun activity with magnets, learning about camping, and decorating pumpkins.
The RBKC meets at 7:00 a.m. every Tuesday at Penelope’s in Rolla. Guests and those interested in the Club’s projects are always welcome.
The Rotary Breakfast Club of Rolla also presented Engineers Without Borders from Missouri S&T a check for $600 for their efforts in providing clean water to communities around the world.
The check was presented at the regular Rotary Monday morning meeting at 7am at Penelopes restaurant in Rolla, MO.
Presenting the check from Rotary is William Bicknell, and receiving the check is Hannah Myers and George Garner from Engineers Without Borders.