USF and R’Club Child Care partner together for Family Science Nights

 

LARGO — R’Club is excited to announce a creative and innovative partnership with the University of South Florida where volunteer undergraduate and graduate students will provide a series of Family Science Nights for R’Club’s elementary and middle school age students.

Family Science Nights are essentially a science fair in reverse. Children and their families have the opportunity to attend and participate in STEM-based games, hands-on science activities and science demonstrations in an open-house type format. The science demos are designed to be self-contained, fun, inspiring and interactive.

Science Night, featuredExplanations and follow-on questions attached to each demo help to start discussions between students, volunteers and family members as students and parents work together to conduct simple inquiry-based, interactive science experiences using materials and written instructions provided by USF. (Instructions are written in both, English and in Spanish)

The first Family Science Night will be held Oct. 26 from 4 –6 p.m. at Seminole Middle School, 8701 131st St N, Largo, in conjunction with the 18th annual Keeping Lights On Afterschool, the nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.

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