The STEM Outreach Center at New Mexico State University hosts a free event each Saturday to give children an opportunity to continue learning virtually, even after the school year is over.
The “Spring Into STEM” online events include bi-monthly Zumba sessions, and sessions where children can engage in activities led by professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“With parks, museums and more being closed due to COVID-19, it is still important to provide STEM education and educational services to the students in our Southern New Mexico school districts,” said Laura Martinez, project lead for Spring Into STEM. “Participants have had the opportunity to meet a variety of excellent professionals, from chemists and biologists to astronomers and engineers.”
On Mother’s Day weekend, the STEM Outreach Center offered a “STEMother’s Day” event in partnership with the Sunspot Solar Observatory. The online event attracted more than 70 participants who learned about the science of sunlight and engaged in a fun activity with free materials.
The Zumba sessions offer fun exercise incorporated with a “cool down” segment that includes discussing the food pyramid, healthy muscles and fitness.
Interested families can view the remaining events available for May and June at https://stem.nmsu.edu/spring-into-stem. New flyers are posted every Monday.
For more information, contact Martinez at email@example.com. To learn more about the STEM Outreach Center, including all the schools the center supports and partnerships the center is involved in, visit https://stem.nmsu.edu.