Posted on 6/22/2016

Six ways to keep kids engaged in STEM this summer

School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean your tiny geniuses have to stop learning! Here are six ways to keep kids of all ages engaged in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) this summer. 

  1. Michigan Science Center offers prekindergarten – 8th grade Summer Science Camp through Sept. 2, keeping young scientists engaged all summer with different themes every week. The Center also offers a unique program for 4th – 8th grade girls called “The STEMinista Project,” which provides meet-and-greets with women who have interesting STEM jobs, workshops, a hack-a-thon, a summer exploration camp and much more! 
  2. Cranbrook Institute of Science Summer Camp 2016 is full of adventures for young minds! Learn about traditional nature study, the secrets of movie magic, how things work, how to survive in the wilderness and much more!  
  3. The Robot Garage Summer Camp 2016 provides a meaningful and memorable experience for kids. Every summer, new friendships form and new skills develop as kids come together over the course of a week to produce impressive projects to present to their friends and family. These nclude robots, innovative video game design, large LEGO cities based on popular European landmarks and virtual worlds with Minecraft. 
  4. AccelerateKID Summer Camps are where tech meets fun! From June-September, kids can enjoy coding classes for all age levels, game design, robotics, and digital arts, which includes web design, an animation studio and a 3D printing studio.
  5. The Detroit Zoo offers single-day and week-long summer camps for kids of all ages June-August, with a variety of engaging activities sure to increase the understanding and appreciation of wildlife and wild places. 
  6. TechShop Detroit is calling all curious minds! These five-day summer camps June-August offer hands-on, project-based programming geared to intrigue and fire up the curiosity of kids ages 8-17. Create robots, learn the engineering design process using laser cutters and 3D printers, discover basic concepts related to electricity and more! 


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