The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum’s (MMCM) is launching a new, exciting STEM-based initiative for 2nd graders! The 2nd Graders are 1st Class Initiative will focus on expanding the experiential learning of second-grade students in the Great Lakes Bay Region and surrounding counties by teaching the properties of air and water using two of the Museum’s galleries.
The MMCM is uniquely positioned to use its Amazing Airways and Water, Water Everywhere galleries to teach properties of air and water to second-grade students in a hands-on, interactive environment. High-quality academic lessons taught by the MMCM Education team are carefully crafted “learning expeditions” which cannot be duplicated in any classroom. In addition to meeting the state standards, the lessons position 2nd graders at the very beginning of the “pipeline of talent in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)!”
Now that we have your attention, are you ready to learn more, AND possibly win a field trip for your students?
The MMCM has scheduled several free informative open houses with our Education Team, who will demonstrate the unique academic content of the initiative. Times and dates of each session, along with the lesson plans for each gallery, are included below. Please bring your family. Refreshments will be served. Participation is required to enter the field trip contest.
- Thursday, April 16, 3-6 p.m.; Demonstrations at 3:30, 4:15 & 5:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 12, 3-6 p.m.; Demonstrations at 3:30, 4:15 & 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, June 18, 1-4 p.m.; Demonstrations at 1:30, 2:15 & 3:00 p.m.
- Wed, July 15, 1-4 p.m.; Demonstrations at 1:30, 2:15 & 3:00 p.m.
- August 5, 1-4 p.m.; Demonstrations at 1:30, 2:15 & 3:00 p.m.
- August 19, 1-4 p.m.; Demonstrations at 1:30, 2:15 & 3:00 p.m.
The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum places priority on play and learn experiences through teamwork, creativity and curiosity for children from birth to 12 years of age. Special rates are available for groups who pre-schedule visits to the MMCM. The MMCM is also an ideal location for field trips, scout troops, birthday parties, family reunions and corporate events. Evening rentals are available. Annual memberships, with reciprocal benefits at 300 children’s museums nationwide, may be purchased by families who enjoy frequent visits. The MMCM website www.michildrensmuseum.com features visitor information, membership options, program schedules and donation opportunities. The MMCM is located at 315 West Genesee Avenue in Saginaw, 989-399-6626.