The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s (M-NCPPC) Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a FREE 6-week science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for Prince George’s County girls, grades 5 through 12 starting this March.
The Pearl Project is a grassroots, home-to-school model of strategic support designed to help children reach their academic potential through STEM. This 6-week program is geared for culturally, linguistically, ethnically, diverse youth to encourage them to embrace potential future careers in STEM. The program will help to build problem solving, creative and critical thinking behavior, engage students in interdisciplinary STEM content and use real world tasks to help students grow.
The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation Pearl Project will be held at three locations starting March 20, 2013:
John E. Howard Community Center
4400 Shell Street, Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
SMARTlink No. 1113615
South Bowie Community Center
1717 Pittsfield Lane, Bowie, MD 20716
Thursdays, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
SMARTlink No. 1113565
Lake Arbor Community Center
10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville, MD 20721
Fridays, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
SMARTlink No. 1113665
Registration for the program is required, using the SMARTlink numbers provided. Register online at www.pgparks.com.
An orientation meeting for parents and young ladies will be held Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Largo Kettering Perrywood Community Center, 431 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774.
M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation received funding for this program from the National Girls Collaborative, Women in Technology Education Foundation and the e-GLAM Corporation. The curricular will be supported by the American Association of University Women, Phenomenal Women’s Alliance and The JASON Project.
For more information on the M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation, visit pgparks.com and stay connected on facebook.com/pgparks and twitter.com/pgparks.