The Great Bend Recreation Commission has openings for its Incredible Wearables Kids Day Out for children 7-12 years old. It will be held Monday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Great Bend Activity Center located at 2715 18th St.
The morning will start with organized games and crafts. Following a morning of fun, students will make ham and cheese sandwiches, for a lunch with fruit and other food items along with a beverage. In the afternoon, Susan Schlichting and Berny Unruh, agents from the Cottonwood District Extension Office, will present the program “Incredible Wearables.”
The Incredible Wearables challenge allows participants to learn how wearable technology like the FitBit or the Apple Watch works. Students will work together as an engineering team to build a functioning health monitor using a small computer and sensors. Participants will also be able to analyze the information gathered on a computer.
Come and check out this new technology and its connection to science, engineering and technology in our everyday lives. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. The entry fee is $15.
To register, stop by the Recreation Commission office at 1214 Stone St. For more information, call the Recreation Commission office, 793-3755 ext. 2.