Many people thinking about how to introduce STEM education to their children think about having them learn coding, working with circuits, performing science experiments and many other hands on indoor activities. Don't forget to think "outside" the box and look to our National Parks. There are so many great opportunities to discover and learn, make sure to check out the Jr. Ranger Program, typically for kids age 5-13, though open to all ages. Kids complete activities while in the park and earn a Jr. Ranger Certificate and either a badge or a patch. Some of amazing places that we have been that I would highly recommend:
There are so many more amazing places to explore, but I will save those for another post, in the meantime, what is your favorite national park and why?
Welcome! I'm Debbi and I'm so glad you're here! As a mom of two boys I found it difficult to find resources on STEM programs for my kids. I spent hours researching which resulted in my kids having some amazing STEM opportunities. I want to share information with other families. I try to focus on free or low-cost events so that opportunities are available to children no matter their family's income level.
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