Once upon a Saturday, the high school students in our youth program took a day trip to the adventure science museum. It was a day to remember, the sun was shining, the skies were as blue as they could be and the weather was just perfect, at least for those of us that come from the tropical area.
This year, all the high school students involved in our Afterschool Program are in a science class, and as much as they are having a hard time with those classes and growing not to like science, I wanted them to have fun with science, even if it meant for a few hours. So we piled up in a van at 10am on a Saturday morning with a few volunteers eager to help and make the trip memorable and off we went. The experiences were absolutely memorable; the planetarium was in every sense the coolest thing and the most unexpected experience for the children. As the show was about astronauts and what it takes to be one, the audience was transported into space. Afterward, the children got a chance to experience walking on the moon.
Our trip didn't just end up with the education part only, we also got to feed ourselves thanks to Cici's Pizza buffet. I don't think that I have ever been entertained by watching people eat, except on this day:) I was afraid that they would put Cici's out of business for the day! But all in all it was great fun.
All in all, I can't think of a better way to make science more enjoyable and fun!
We would like to be able to take more roadtrips in the future, i.e. we would love for the children to experience the downtown Nashville Library, the Zoo, visit local colleges etc. If you feel called to sponsor or volunteer for one of these educational trips, please do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com
All for the kingdom!