July’s FrankTalks has area youngsters interacting with Discover Center wonders

July’s FrankTalks has area youngsters interacting with Discover Center wonders

While previous FrankTalks monthly programs have focused on topics such as distracted driving, mass transit and various projects the city of Franklin has undertaken, July’s had more to do with chinchillas, snakes and – brace yourselves – hissing cockroaches.

Now in its second year as a lecture series developed by Franklin Tomorrow, and its fifth month since changing from a quarterly to a monthly schedule, FrankTalks provides an opportunity for Franklin residents to learn, engage and discuss topics that help shape the community. Previous guest speakers have included Franklin Chief of Police Deborah Faulkner and City Administrator Eric Stuckey, among others.

The program departed from its usual format this month with a hands-on experience geared toward children when the mobile science laboratory of Murfreesboro’s Discovery Center traveled to the Williamson County Public Library on Monday. More than 70 kids, parents and grandparents went through the lab to learn about various subjects that fall in line with the core focus of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM).

Read more at Williamson Herald.

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