On July 6 and July 7, four Baker County libraries will host a program called “Engineer It! Exploring Ancient Technologies” provided by the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

This one-hour experience is targeted for a family audience with elementary age children and is presented by a museum educator. The program includes a book reading (Dipnetting with Dad by Willie Sellars) and a short presentation (15 minutes) followed by activity tables offering touchable artifacts and hands-on, engineering challenge activities.

American people have always used science and engineering to create effective tools, homes, clothing, cooking methods and more, passing this knowledge down through generations. Many of these innovations are still being used today. Participants will have the opportunity to try out their own engineering skills while discovering technologies designed by Oregon’s first engineers to build a shelter, design a boat, weave a shoe, or invent a fishing tool.