Nothing like fun with pumpkins, and raising some money at the same time.

Photo: Heather Irish Gooley
Photo: Heather Irish Gooley

Challenger Learning Center of Maine does great work when it comes to making learning both fun and interesting for kids. Check out all the programs they offer at different times of the year.

Once again this year to help with some fun fundraising, Challenger Learning has come up with a catapult. Yes, of course, kids are going to learn all about the history and purpose of catapults. But this event really puts the fun into fundraising.

Saturday the 28th, the event will take place in their parking lot at 30 Venture Way in Bangor.  It begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m.

Here is what to expect.

Tickets are $10 per participant. But space is limited. Get those tickets now.

Challenger Learning Center strongly suggests you get those tickets in advance.  No guarantee there will be any remaining on the day of the event.

Saturday the 28th, you’ll get a pumpkin and a chance to personalize the pumpkin at the decorating station, before the pumpkin is loaded onto the catapult.

Step back, and watch it fly. Can you picture that pumpkin flying through the air?

3d rendering of an old wood catapult
Enrique Ramos Lopez

Fun?  You bet. If it survives take the pumpkin home.

Getty Images
Getty Images

There are other STEM-themed events. Like insects?  You'll love this event. Learn about insects and specifically the invasive and not yet in Maine, Asian Long horned Beetle.

You can also learn all about the local tick lab plus insects that people can view and touch, such as Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

All this, before the highlight of pumpkins flying through the air.

Celebrate Halloween and STEM Saturday before Halloween with Challenging Learning Center of Maine.

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