March 17, 2015
Science programme launched for children eight-12 years

The Heritage Museum and Science Centre has launched its Junior SCIENCEists programme for children between the ages of eight and 12.

The programme, which is aimed at stimulating interest among youth in the sciences, with strong emphasis on the natural environment and its preservation, will begin on April 11. The programme is also geared towards supporting the primary schools’ science curriculum through practical, hands-on learning.{{more}}

A release from the organizers said that programme seeks to expose primary school youth to the beauty, wonder and value of nature; to encourage outdoor fun, and stimulate interest in science learning; to support the national primary schools’ science curriculum; to create an appreciation of the mechanics in nature and the influence nature has on technology; to promote participation, teamwork, proactive problem-solving and stewardship in addressing environmental issues; and to promote appreciation for the pure sciences through experiences with nature.

Faacilitators in the programme are professionals who have been trained in biodiversity conservation, wildlife management, conservation biology, environmental education, botany and dendrology, naturopathy and veterinary sciences.

The programme, which has as its theme: “Connecting Kids/Youth through Birds and Biodiversity,” will be held for eight consecutive Saturdays, beginning on April 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon each day.

The Centre will also hold a two-week Easter programme that will run from Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 10, under the theme “Easter traditions and their impacts on island biodiversity.”

The Easter programme is limited to children between the ages of eight and 12 years and will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.