The 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.
Boy Scouts of America Assistant Chief Scout Executive of Development Brad Farmer presented Polaris Industries Inc. a “one-of-a-kind” print created by award-winning artist Greg Newbold to commemorate the kick-off of Polaris’ 10-year commitment to provide off-road vehicles (ORV), safety equipment, and safety instruction to Boy Scout camps.
The pilot program, through which Polaris donated ORVs and safety gears to Northern Star Council’s Tomahawk Scout Reservation and Northern Lights Council’s Camp Wilderness, was very successful: hundreds of Scouts received basic riding and maintenance instructions and earned safety patches. The program is now available in Boy Scout local councils across the United States.
“We are proud of this partnership with Polaris that helps us in our commitment to provide programs that build the character of young people and train them for life,” said Farmer, who presented the print to Polaris Chairman and CEO Scott Wine and Polaris President and COO Bennett Morgan.
“Polaris is excited to partner with the Boys Scouts of America and work together to implement a program that introduces youth to outdoor sports with an emphasis on safety, responsible riding, and respect for the environment,” said Wine. “A special thanks to the entire BSA organization for the beautiful print and the opportunity to help educate the youth of today on these important issues.”
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