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FREE: Full STEAM Ahead Afterschool Program

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Full STEAM Ahead
Andrea McCoy Rec Center Location:
Mon + Wed: Sep 13 - Dec 15
Time: 3:30PM-5:00PM
181 Hillman St. 
Grades 2-5
Ricketson Nature Center Location:
Tue-Thu: Sep 21 - Dec 16
Time: 3:30PM-5:30PM
Brooklawn Park
Grades K-8

Andrea McCoy Recreation Center
An all hands-on science experience! Our Andrea McCoy Rec Center site will feature a STEAM curriculum that is designed for participants to lead themselves and their peers down their own paths of discovery! Participants will explore STEAM concepts by using circuit boards, 3-D printing, robotics, race car test tracks, and more! We will experience physics and math in ways that are exciting and engaging and encourage creative thinking and play.

Ricketson Nature Center
Explore the natural world around you! Our Ricketson Nature Full STEAM Ahead site will feature a curriculum that is heavily focused on nature and environmental-based activities and projects, Participants will frequently be led on hikes through the Ricketson Nature Trails, visit the duck pond, and explore the wet meadow and pollinator garden. We will encounter live insects, and observe the wide variety of plant and animal species that live in our park—both out in nature and in the center through microscopes and magnifiers, The ultimate outdoor science experience!

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