S.T.E.M. Focus on Family Engineering at the Children’s Museum

“Some Assembly Required” is the catch phrase for Family Engineering Day at the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum in Saginaw on Saturday, November 23, 2013, from 1:00 – 3:30 pm. Elementary student teachers from Central Michigan University along with their professor, Dr. Jim McDonald, will lead fun, engaging, hands-on activities where families can explore basic engineering concepts. Parents and children will work together using easy, inexpensive materials to explore some of the ways engineering plays a role in daily life. The activities are included with regular paid admission, free for MMCM members, and recommended for students in grades 3 to 5.  Refreshments will be served and materials supplied by a grant from the Gougeon Employees Foundation. Seating is limited so please RSVP on or before Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

S.T.E.M.  is an acronym for the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The term is typically used in addressing education policy and curriculum choices in schools from kindergarten through college to improve the nation’s competitiveness in technology development. In the future, the MMCM will partner with CMU to offer Family Math and Family Science programs.  Check the website for dates and times of additional S.T.E.M. activities.

Located at 315 West Genesee Avenue, in Saginaw, the MMCM is open from 10 am to 5 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, noon to 5 pm on Sunday and closed every Tuesday.  Contact the MMCM 989-399-6626 for more information.

The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum places priority on teamwork, creativity and critical thinking through discovery-based learning 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 may be purchased by families who plan frequent visits.

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