Summer will be out of this world for elementary school students in second through sixth grade this summer when GSK Science in the Summer™ makes its debut at Las Cruces and Doña Ana County community centers and libraries with the Science of Space. Provided by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and administered through the Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science; this fun, 100% free STEM enrichment program will prevent summer slide and keep students engaged with learning, using fun, hands-on activities that ignite a lifelong passion for science.
“The study of space has fascinated people for thousands of years, and every day, science gives us new knowledge about the planets beyond ours,” said Marti Skold-Jordan, Manager of Community Partnerships at GSK. “By bringing the Science of Space to elementary school children, we’re showing them at an early age that, through knowledge, education and hard work, these worlds are attainable – all while inspiring them to the pursue the STEM skills that will prepare them for successful academic and professional lives as they get older.”
GSK Science in the Summer™ was created more than 30 years ago as part of GSK’s commitment to supporting STEM education. Each year, it has continued to grow and improve to remain fresh, engaging and relevant for children across the country. This summer, nearly 650 Doña Ana County children will join thousands more GSK Science in the Summer™ students nationwide as they learn about the sun and the stars, Earth’s moon, and space travel through fun, hands-on, age-appropriate experiments with sun prints, rockets, the phases of the moon, and more.
GSK Science in the Summer™ classes are taught by trained instructors at the Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science, community centers, and libraries in Las Cruces, Organ, Mesilla, Mesquite, Anthony, Chaparral, Rincon, Doña Ana, and Hatch.
Parents and guardians of students entering second through sixth grades in the 2018-2019 school year will have the opportunity to register for the program. Space is limited and registrations will be processed in the order they are received. For information about registration contact Stephanie Hawkins at the Museum of Nature and Science 575-532-3372.
Admission to the Las Cruces Museum System is free. The Museum of Nature & Science is located at 411 N. Main Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm. For additional information, visit the website at: http://las-cruces.org/museums or call 575.522.3120.
GSK – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For more company information, go to us.gsk.com and follow us on twitter.com/GSKUS.
For more information on GSK’s global STEM education program, visit gskscienceeducation.com.