Any kid will tell you that going on a field trip instead of sitting in the classroom is one of the most exciting things they get to do as a class. Recently, third graders from Perrine Elementary School entered Miami Science Museum’s world of discovery thanks to our Educational Access Program (EAP). MiaSci’s EAP provides free field trips to the Museum for low-income schools and constituents of social service organizations throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. The program, which was started in 1995, has served over 20,000 school children in our community, from 500 in 1995 to over 3,000 individuals in 2009-2010, and continues to grow.
In the true spirit of science, students often leave the Museum with more questions than when they arrived. Hands-on activities and interactive exhibits help students discover some of the wonders of science through their own experimentation. The third grade students from Perrine Elementary enjoyed a day trip to the Museum in which they explored the Museum’s exhibits, watched an educational and fun Planetarium show, and enjoyed a live theater show demonstrating the differences and similarities between science and magic. Experiences such as these, made possible through the Museum’s Educational Access Program, increase student performance and encourage curiosity of the mind.
We were so pleased to have received a package filled with handmade thank you notes from the third graders at Perrine Elementary and wanted to share some with you: