STEM Program Reaches Youth at Connecticut Day Camp

OriginalThe Connecticut Yankee Council and the South Norwalk Community Center in Norwalk, Conn., teamed up this summer to offer an exciting STEM opportunity to 60 local children.

STEM programming offers science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

The community center invited youth to a STEM day camp where they could expand their creativity and participate in hands-on experiments. The children explored many different facets of scientific study and put what they leaned into practice. They were able to build robots, study forensics, work with circuits, and much more.

There was so much fun to be had that they may not have even realized they were developing a passion for science.

Kelly Robertson, executive director at the community center explained, “they have no idea how much they’re learning or that they’re using math or that they’re using the sciences.” She said she hopes this program will enrich children and encourage those who could go on to be future scientists.

Watch the video below to see how the South Norwalk Community Center and the Connecticut Yankee Council worked in tandem to create a stimulating learning environment.

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