Morley Stanwood celebrates family night

Eyes widened with excitement and questions were asked throughout Thursday evening at Morley Stanwood Elementary School as youngsters and their parents or grandparents enjoyed family science night. Stations lined the gymnasium, giving attendees many opportunities to get hands-on lessons. At one table, Hatcher McCarty (pictured) explores leaves, produce and more with a magnifying glass. (Pioneer photos/Meghan Gunther-Haas)

People attending Thursday’s event could explore many different scientific areas, from chemical reactions to color-changing beads to eye exams and everything in between. Children also lined up to explore the Star Lab, in which students could view constellations and more. One popular station through the evening was the animal tracks and fossils area, which gave youths, like Mackenzie Funk (pictured), the opportunity to dig through sand to find replicas of prehistoric treasures.  

Upon first entering the gymnasium, many families stopped to challenge their own cup-stacking skills. At the building towers stations, participants were given three minutes to create a structure using all 100 cups given to them. Taleigha Vinson (left) and John Vermaas work together to disassemble their tower after beating the timer.


Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at

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