More free summer fun is on tap at the Driscoll Public Library next week when the Trailblazer STEM trailer comes to town on Monday, June 18, followed by Z’s Animal Rescue on Wednesday, June 20.
The Trailblazer is a 40-foot traveling science and engineering museum filled with hands-on activities centered on energy, aerodynamics, space science, weather, and biotechnology. The Trailblazer engages students with interactive projects in science and creates awareness of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
The Trailblazer will be set up in the Driscoll Public Library parking lot (202 E. Hondo Ave.) on Monday, June 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The program is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to explore and participate in this exciting learning experience!
The Trailblazer is presented by two non-profit organizations: the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) and The Tocker Foundation. Visit http://www.tame.org/programs/trailblazer for more information.
Z’s Animal Rescue
The library is hosting Z’s Animal Rescue on Wednesday, June 20 at 1:00 pm. During his visit, Lance Z will explain about animal capture and will bring many animals for everyone to see and feel. Lance will also educate everyone on why some animals are great pets while others are not meant to be domestic pets. We will learn how to take care of our pets and some laws that protect our pets and animals.
Z’s Animal Rescue is a 501c3 organization owned by Lance Ziebell, a U.S Army combat veteran, who used to work for animal control and then decided to do what he loves on his own, which is capturing and removing wildlife such as snakes, skunks, possums, and bats in urban areas and houses and releasing them back into the wild away from people so they can be safe. After living in San Antonio, Lance moved to Floresville to open up a dog shelter and expand his business. Approximately two years later, he closed the shelter and opened his animal transport company. All of Ziebell’s extra funds go to helping veterans in financial need.
“I love traveling the U.S. and saving these dogs’ lives at the same time!” Lance commented.
For more information on all summer programs and the summer reading challenge call 830-663-2993 or follow the Friends of the Library Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/devinelibrary.