Engaging Students Through Science Discovery
Another new partnership forged this past month is with Pfeiffer-Burleigh Elementary School. Working in conjunction with the YMCA of Greater Erie’s DiscoverY program, our environmental after-school initiative offers hands-on science discovery for five weeks at the school. Our programming encourages exploration of the natural world through engaging science experiments and hands-on fun. This program aligns with our strategic plan initiative to foster diversity of our audience through collaborative partners, with a focus towards growth and fulfillment of our mission of offering environmental educational experiences to our community. The image above shows students preparing to launch their balloon during a balloon race where they are learning about air pressure and propulsion.
Asbury Woods in the Community
Asbury Woods participated in the Penn State Behrend 7th Annual STEAM Fair in March. The program had over 50 organizations involved with over 1,300 students in attendance. Our table showcased a variety of animal pelts, mounted animals, and tracks to offer an up-close look at native animals in our region. Children were invited to touch and learn, play an animal track game, and even dissect an owl pellet.