The San Diego Public Library announced plans Tuesday to hold a series of hands-on science education workshops for children ages 9 to 12 from now through May.
The library is hosting the “Spring into STEAM” program for the third consecutive year as the city aims to help kids gain exposure to science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics careers.
This year’s workshops will be focused on oceanography and computer coding. According to the city, the library’s educators will collaborate with representatives from organizations like Microsoft and San Diego Coastkeeper to create curricula for the workshops.
“San Diego libraries are places of exploration and learning, and we want more and more local students to be introduced to the possibilities of a career in science, technology, engineering, arts and math,” said Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “By doubling our programming at branch libraries across the city, the `Spring into STEAM’ program gives students opportunities to broaden their skills and prepare them for 21st century jobs.”
All 36 of the city’s library branches will host workshops this month and during the next two months. The library will also offer resources like do- it-yourself projects and online videos for local children who cannot make it to any of the workshops.
“At SDPL, we are offering programs throughout the entire library system so that all San Diego youth have an opportunity to participate,” said Library Director Misty Jones. “We are fortunate to have so many partners that want to help us achieve this goal.”
A full list of workshop times and locations can be found at sandiego.gov/public-library/spring-into-steam. Children are required to register for a workshop before attending.
–City News Service
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