Since 2007, the Wesleyan University Science Outreach Club, an undergraduate service and education organization, has designed and implemented a series of weekly, hands-on after-school science activities for students in the Middletown, CT public elementary school system. The after-school activities are developed by college students in a Science Pedagogy class to facilitate participation, build on prior knowledge and engage elementary school students in observing, interpreting and explaining scientific activities.The program has grown to serve over 80 elementary school students at five different locations. We also organize Science Saturday twice a year in which about 40 elementary students come to Wesleyan for an afternoon of hands-on science including experiments too complex for the usual after-school program.
Wesleyan Science Outreach seeks to make learning scientific concepts fun, accessible and enriching, with the hope of inspiring children to think creatively and critically about scientific phenomena in the classroom and in their everyday lives.
Aylin Garcia, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Fabrizio-Stover, email: email@example.com
Andrea Roberts, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Chemistry, email: aroberts01 at wesleyan.edu
Greg Voth, Professor of Physics, email: gvoth at wesleyan.edu