The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum (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 popular 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)!” Funding from S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc., the Dow Corning Donor Advised Fund, Altrusa International, SVSU Student Scholar Fund and the Dow Chemical Donor Advised Fund will provide admission and transportation scholarships as well as unique teaching tools and gallery elements. Persons interested in scheduling a field trip should contact the Play Educator at the MMCM 989.399.6626 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.