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Leech Lake Tribal College STEM department is hosting the 4th annual Across the Universe event

The Leech Lake Tribal College STEM department will host the fourth annual Across the Universe event March 22.

Across the Universe opens a window into the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The public showcase exposes the fun, wonderful power of science with hands-on activities and demonstrations from students, community members and professional educators.

Although many of the activities are geared toward high-school students, this free event is for the whole family to experience together. Scientific demonstrations and hands-on activities are planned for all ages.

Participants will enjoy amazing demonstrations from the robotics teams from Cass Lake-Bena High School, and have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience making string and rope from basswood and nettles with Nate Johnson and Emily Derke.

Learn how to code a drone with students from Bemidji State University or create slime that changes color with temperature. Two science programs by the Headwaters Science Center will provide a close-up view of live raptors or a demonstration on the unique properties of water.

Across the Universe will take place from 4:30-8 p.m. at Leech Lake Tribal Colleges' Campus at 6945 Little Wolf Road Northwest, Cass Lake. This event is free and open to the public. A pasta feast will be served at 5 p.m.

For more event, contact Lori Barrow, Earth Systems Science program coordinator, at 218-335-4272 or