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STEM Programs at Explora
Growing a Scientist™ (ages 2 ½ - 5 yrs)
Growing a Scientist™ offers transactive experiences for children ages 2½ through 5 together with their adult companions. Preschoolers and adults pair to learn about science by questioning, experiencing and investigating.
Each session of Growing a Scientist meets every other week and consists of one hour of activities focusing on scientific discovery and incorporating art and literature. Following the program, there is time to enjoy a snack and experience Explora’s exhibit activities together. Class sessions are offered on Wednesday, Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays. Visit: Website or call 505.224.8341 for more information.
Science to Grow On™ (grades K-3rd)
Science to Grow On™ is an opportunity for transactive experiences for children in kindergarten through third grade. In these classes children learn about science by questioning, experiencing and investigating. Participation of parents or adult caregivers is encouraged, but not required.
Each session of Science to GrowOn meets every other week. Class periods are made up of over an hour of activities focusing on inquiries in science and art. Following the programs, there is time to enjoy a snack and experience Explora’s exhibit activities together. Class session is offered on Saturdays. Visit: Website or call 505.224.8341 for more information.
Chain Reaction Scientists (3rd-5th)
Chain Reaction Scientists will delve into the nature of physics and chemistry through motion and change. Problem-solving skills are sharpened as participants work to connect separate actions into a running sequence. Parents are welcome to participate.
Each session of Chain Reaction Scientists meets every other week. Class session is offered on Saturdays. Visit: Website or call 505.224.8341 for more information.
Robo Task Force (3rd-7th grade robotics enthusiasts)
Robo Task Force is an after-school robotics club that offers transactive experiences for 3rd through 7th graders. Join other participants in exploring construction, materials development, electronics principles and robotic systems and design. Returning students can continue to work on projects from previous semesters while participating in these and other activities: Visit: Website or call 505.224.8341 for more information.
Home School Exploration Series (K-8th grade)
The Home School Exploration Series is a semester of weekly, hour-long experiential science, technology and art programs facilitated by Explora educators. Each program takes an inquiry approach to learning and involves every student in active exploration of physical materials. Our Exploration programs are benchmarked to the standards established for relevant grade levels by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Visit: Website or call 505.224.8341 for more information.
Youth Intern Program (high school students)
Explora’s Youth Intern Program involves high school students in a three-year internship during which they experience an engaging approach to learning and become educators in their community. Visit: Website or call 505.224-8388 for more information.