Creative Learning Alliance Newsletter for February 2023

Picking Up STEAM

The Creative Learning Alliance’s inaugural Lego Robotics Camp was a tremendous success in December. Fourteen area children ages eight to 12 spent two afternoons of their Christmas break learning about simple machines, robotics, and just straight-up having a fun time doing it! We can’t wait to offer more camp-style programming as we grow.

And speaking of Legos, we are endlessly impressed with our Landmark Builds teams and their visions of the Olivia Apartments and Joplin Depot. Both groups had an opportunity to tour the location of their build and ask questions of local experts on their landmark. These kids are impressive! Their comments and questions gave them such a cool perspective for their creations. Follow their progress on Facebook, @LandmarkBuilds.

Come Play at the Lab

“Play is fundamentally important for learning twenty-first century skills such as problem solving, collaboration, and creativity.” – American Academy of Pediatrics

Bring the whole family and come and play!

  • February 18 – Women and Girls in STEAM, 12:00 to 1:00 pm
  • March 11 – Why Weather Works

Thank You!

Thank you to Jeff and Carolina Neal of Neal Group Construction for giving our Landmark Build Team Brick Champions a first-hand look at the Olivia Apartments, and thank you to the Downtown Joplin Alliance for allowing Team ACSNY to tour the Joplin Depot!

Thank you to Regal Plastics for donating the materials for our Create a Creature and Magnetic Box exhibits.

And finally, thank you to the Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce Gives Back volunteer group for spending the morning hanging our sound panels.

We are lucky to live in the best region in the U.S.!


We are proud to partner with the Women in Science group of Missouri Southern State University for the second annual celebration of women and girls in STEAM!

How Can You Get Involved?

Gift your time, talent or treasure by:

  • Joining a committee (please see committee information below).
  • Volunteering.
  • Sharing our posts.
  • Inviting us to present to your civic club or organization.
  • Donating.
  • Choosing us as your AmazonSmile recipient.
  • Introducing us to interested organizations.

About The Creative Learning Alliance: 

The Creative Learning Alliance is a hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) based attraction that exercises curiosity, promotes exploration, and develops imagination for people of all ages through interactivity. The nonprofit is run by a volunteer board of directors working to develop a new science center for the region. Find the Creative Learning Alliance at or on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok @creativelearningalliance.


Neely Myers, Program Coordinator
Creative Learning Alliance

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