April 22, 2021
By Benay Hicks, Communications Manager
Triangle Learning Days is the regional celebration of the national Remake Learning Days Across America festival, initially launched in 2016 by the Remake Learning Network. This year, the festival is taking place in 17 regions across the country in partnership with libraries, schools, organizations, museums, and more. Over 800 in-person and virtual events are scheduled to occur this spring, with 20 happening within the Triangle between April 22 (today!) and May 2.
Remake Learning Days Across America includes hands-on educational experiences in the following categories: arts, maker, outdoor learning, science, technology, and youth voice. The national event was canceled in 2020, but it has returned for 2021 with a hybrid of in-person and online opportunities – most of which are free to the public and open to all ages.
Back in 2017, Dorie Taylor, the Producer for Remake Learning Days, said, “Remake Learning was born out of an idea to better prepare young students for the 21st century, and Remake Learning Days was launched in 2016 to help the adults in kids’ lives experience for themselves how much education has changed.” This innovative idea is sponsored by PBS Kids for Parents and Digital Promise, among others. Read the full press release here.
In 2019, the Triangle Learning Days festival was launched by the Triangle Learning Network and Museum of Life + Science in Durham. Now in its second year, events in the Triangle include Arts & Music with Durham Public Schools, a Fly-Thru Raptor Meet and Greet with the Piedmont Wildlife Center, and Wake Up the Garden with Kidzu. Local online events include Duke Gardens STEAM Challenge and Science in the Movies.
Book Harvest is excited to be among the participating organizations and will be hosting a Grab-and-Go event on April 24 from 1-5 PM. Stop by and get a bag of gently used and new children’s books!