STEM Saturdays at 18022 Dixie Highway
Drop in from 10am-1pm / FREE
Nanoscience / Legos / PopUp SCIENCE @Home kits
Imagination Playground / Dinosaur Bones / STEAM Studio Making
Oct 16/ Creatures of the Night: Little Brown Bats, Forest Preserves of Cook County
Oct 30/ Frog Dissection, HF Science Ambassadors
Nov 13/ Acorn Hide & Seek: Red Headed Woodpeckers, Forest Preserves of Cook County
Nov 27/ Down to the Bone, HF Science Ambassadors
We are back in the building!
Visit us on Dixie Highway!
October 24, 2021 at Izaak Walton Preserve
$10 adults, Kids are Free
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Explorer Backpack for Kids
Animals in Fall
Fantastic Fall Trees
Donuts & Hot Drinks
Presented by Homewood Science Center in partnership with Izaak Walton Preserve & the Forest Preserves of Cook County
Pumpkin Patch sponsored by Grant Orthodontics
Chicago Southland STEM Network Meeting
Early STEM Matters with Beth VanMeeteren, Ed.D
November 16, 2021 5pm-6pm
Virtual via Google Meet
This is an online meeting. Please register here and a GoogleMeet link will be emailed to you prior to the meeting.
Our community believes that STEM matters, especially early STEM! At this convening of the Chicago Southland STEM Network, we will report on what we have learned from early childhood STEM experts, like our featured speaker, Professor Beth VanMeeteren, and how those ideas are reflected in Homewood Science Center programs.
Beth VanMeeteren, Ed.D. is the Director of Iowa Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education. Her research interests include PreK and elementary engineering education; integrated STEM and literacy education in early childhood; math games and development in mathematics. Professor VanMeeteren will focus her talk on Ramps and Pathways, an integrative STEM experience for children PreK-2nd grade as well as other EC STEM resources available through her Center.
Spotlight On: The Importance of Identity
October 14, 2021 at 7pm
Dr. Andrea Brown-Thirston, CEO & Founder of Optimal Learning Solutions, will share the importance of identity, with a particular focus on adolescents. Discussion will center on identity issues, factors that influence identity development, and strategies to support healthy identity development. Dr. Brown-Thirston will leave participants with practical information to support adolescents during this important developmental stage.
Free webinar series for learners of all ages, sponsored by John & Elizabeth Oliver
EXPLORING EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH
October 14 at 7pm / Importance of Identity
November 18 at 7pm / Mental Health Matters for People of Color
December 9 at 7pm / Children's Emotional Wellness
January 13, 2022 at 7pm / Amazon Rising at the Shedd Aquarium
February 10, 2022 at 7pm / Habitats at the Morton Arboretum
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