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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Explore It! Afterschool Science Program from Rutgers 4-H and NJ SACC - Now Enrolling for 2015-2016 - due June 12

Now enrolling afterschool sites for the 2015-2016 school year.

Enrollment is now open for this full-year program that includes six science projects. Each of the six projects lasts approximately one month, with youth (ages 8-12) meeting in their "Science Explorers" club once a week for the duration of the program. Selected Explore It! projects for 2015-2016 include – Cake Chemistry, Heating a House and an Oven, Measuring Ourselves, Sinking and Floating, Siphon Systems, and Wiring a House. Youth work in teams to explore familiar phenomena using simple materials to foster science learning. Enrollment form and deposit for the 2015-2016 school year are due June 12, 2015. For more information, visit the program’s website.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development and the New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition (NJSACC), The Network for New Jersey's Afterschool Communities, are proud to offer Explore It!, an engaging, inquiry based, and fun STEM program designed specifically for afterschool. This comprehensive and high-quality program was developed by the Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) in Boston and the National Partnerships for After School Science (NPASS2) through the support of the National Science Foundation.

Rutgers 4-H and NJ SACC will provide (1) materials kits, (2) curricula guides, (3) three full-day professional development workshops, and (4) ongoing support and technical assistance to school and community based afterschool organizations who enroll by June 12. See the website for details, enrollment packages and options, and an enrollment form.

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