On Friday, Nov. 2, 265 students from the STEAM Academy at Woodrow Wilson and Memphis Community Schools will get a first look at St. Clair County Community College’s new Experience Center partnership with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum before the Super Science Day public preview event Nov. 3.
One goal of the Experience Center is to provide unique experiential education opportunities to local students who may not otherwise have access to them.
“It is so important to have something like this right in our own community,” says STEAM Academy at Woodrow Wilson Principal Joseph Kramer. “Many of our students don’t have the ability to travel to Ann Arbor, Detroit or other areas around the state where these kind of opportunities exist. This is such a valuable resource, and we look forward to making these field trips for many years to come.”
During their visit, students will explore interactive exhibits on science, technology, engineering, arts and math, experiencing all the activities that will be part of Super Science Day ahead of schedule. They will have the opportunity to conduct innovative experiments, engage with live animals, interact with music and movement through a sonic display, explore the inside of an ambulance, learn about solar and wind energy, see an amazing collection of fossils and specimens, and view SC4’s new live sturgeon exhibit.
“This is precisely what we envisioned with this partnership,” says SC4 President Dr. Deborah Snyder. “The Experience Center will allow us to welcome more visitors to campus to provide them with an exciting experience that helps educate and inspire them.”
Super Science Day takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 3 in SC4’s Clara E. Mackenzie Building. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about scheduling a field trip to the Experience Center, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.