Starting this fall, Morehead is launching a brand new afterschool program. We’re going to give elementary school children a chance to explore science the way it should be explored: for fun, just to see how stuff works or why things happen. We’ll learn, play, design and tinker. We’ll experiment, test, re-test, and wonder. We’ll take field trips and meet scientists while making new friends.

Now, I’m not much of a salesman and I don’t mean to overstate the possibilities, but I’ve got a great feeling about this program. We’ve got a terrific education staff. We’ve got unbelievably talented undergraduate and graduate science and education majors helping us. We’ve got world-class scientists and researchers right in our backyard on UNC’s campus. Plus, we’ve got a beautiful quad, an arboretum next door, Ackland Art Museum, and some incredible ideas already in the works. This program is going to be amazing.

For more details, please see the afterschool pages on our website.

MAP is where it’s at! Jonathan.

Jonathan Frederick directs the North Carolina Science Festival, an initiative of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

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