Boys and Girls Club of the Gulf Coast explores S.T.E.M

Today is National S.T.E.M Day and the Boys and Girls Club of the Gulf Coast brought S.T.E.M activities to children of all ages.

Science, technology, engineering, and math education helps children think creatively and develop critical thinking skills to solve real-life problems.

At the Boys and Girls Club, they also incorporate art into their curriculum creating S.T.E.A.M and having fun while learning.

Tonight from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., children and their parents went through four stations of S.T.E.A.M. activities, learning a variety of science terms like density, attraction, and repel.

The kids actively engaged in science experiments while problem solving to complete a task or accomplish a goal.

The event also included door prizes and was free and open to the public. S.T.E.A.M Teacher at Forest Heights Boys and Girls Club Steven Howard said, “A good way to show them that learning can be fun, that they should get excited about science, mathematics, arts, and all these things kind of have an overlap to where they’re used in the real world. Once they understand that these things actually can be useful, they can take them and hopefully push their education further and be successful young men and women.”

The Boys and Girls Club also has a robotics program, t-shirt making, and 3D printing available for members to use at their disposal to learn and create.

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