STEAM Workshops to Inspire Kids at Libraries Across San Diego

From Times of San Diego

” A free, three-month children’s science program will include classes and workshops at San Diego Public Library branches around the city.“Spring into STEAM,” designed for youngsters 9 through 12 years old, features courses on entomology, beekeeping, solar energy, computer coding, geometry and circuitry. The program will also include a project in which residents are encouraged to collect and identify new species in the San Diego area.“San Diego’s libraries are centers for learning, and we’re always looking to create more opportunities in our libraries to help our youth get ready for the jobs of tomorrow,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said.“With Spring into STEAM, we’re giving schoolchildren hands-on training in science, technology, engineering, arts and math in the hopes of inspiring San Diego’s next generation of thinkers, innovators and makers,” Faulconer said. “The experiences they share through this program are like keys that open up worlds of opportunity.”Librarians will teach some of the courses along with community partners like entomologist Bill Burkhardt, beekeeper and educator Hilary Kearney, computer science education company ThoughtSTEM, the All Girls STEM Society and The League of Extraordinary Scientists & Engineers, which connects local schools with professionals in science fields and classroom resources.”