Wilmington, DE – Latin American Community Center (LACC) kicks off a summer filled with fun, learning, and adventure with the launch of the 2015 Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Summer Camp. The K-5 STEAM Summer Camp began on June 15, 2015 and will run until August 14, 2015. Throughout the summer, from Monday to Thursday, students will be engaged through lessons and activities that include reading, writing, swimming, and gardening. Fridays will be utilized as interactive field trip days. To date, field trips have been planned for the Natural History Museum, Philadelphia Zoo, Longwood Gardens, Dorney Park, Baltimore Aquarium, and other exciting locations. Each field trip is designed to relate to and reinforce subject materials being taught and learned throughout the week. Subjects outlined for this year’s STEAM Summer Camp cover a wide variety of topics, including Biology, Microorganisms, Plants, Animals, Humans, as well Evolution and Ecology. Throughout the summer, students will gain “hands on” experience working with microscopes, dissection tools, and other fun equipment.
While LACC plans for the STEAM Summer Camp to be fun and engaging, it also serves to reduce impacts of Summer Learning Loss prevalent in our community. LACC’s STEAM Summer Camp curriculum developer, Carlos J. Pasiche, M.S., is currently enrolled as a Biology Ph.D. student at University of Manitoba in Canada. Mr. Pasiche says, “Our team will make sure the kids stay on track for the fall by learning and reading about biology. This will be done by experiencing biology in different and unique ways where they will want to continue learning. Imagine a kid learning through a snake or turtle dissection, knowing where vanilla comes from and how it really tastes, eating crickets and pickled fiddlehead fern, extracting DNA, as well as using a microscope to see small animals and plants living in a pond. They will learn and read for sure, since that is our goal, but will have fun while doing so.”For more info on LACC’s STEAM Summer Camp, please contact Carlos J. Pasiche, M.S..