Beginning next fall, Orlando Science Center will be providing unique science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) based afterschool opportunities in their new Flight Lab and The Hive: A Makerspace. The Science Center will be recruiting middle students for programs in partnership with local afterschool providers, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida.
With generous support from the Office of Naval Research, the Afterschool Aviation Adventures will take place in the Science Center’s Flight Lab environment with module content focused on aviation principles and mission-based experiences that model real-world careers.
Afterschool in The Hive, funded by the Universal Orlando Foundation, will feature hands-on, STEM-based curriculum with access to tools, technologies, and materials. Students will learn how to harness their creativity while broadening their 21st century skills such as team building, collaboration, and communication.
Both programs will be facilitated by OSC with the goal of deepening students learning experiences and motivating them to explore advanced studies in STEM and help ensure they will be better prepared to reach their full potential as the STEM workforce of tomorrow.