January 15th, 2021

Destination Exploration to offer virtual clubs in January


By Greg Bobinec on December 4, 2020.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDgbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com

Destination Exploration is continuing to help meet the needs for STEM activities and learning by relaunching its after-school clubs in January. Students will be able to perform science experiments, explore robotics, do math games and puzzles, learn online technology and how to build systems.
InnovateHER, an all-girls club for students in Grades 4 to 7, will meet Wednesday evenings. The FriYAY Club will meet Friday afternoons and is also for students in Grades 4 to 7. In addition, the Arconic Stem Club is shifting online. This club is for students in Grades 6 to 9 all over southern Alberta and gives students their own technology tools like the Sphero robotic ball and Arduino, an electronic prototyping platform.
“The team at Destination Exploration has worked very hard to continue to offer fun, engaging and hands-on learning experiences to our participants in this new virtual environment,” says Valerie Archibald, director of youth outreach, in a news release. “We are excited to launch new clubs for girls only and on Friday afternoons, so participants can keep learning, building new skills and friendships.”
Destination Exploration moved quickly to pivot to the virtual world following the restrictions put in place in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They offered At Home with Destination Exploration to deliver STEM activities online three times a week. More than 2,700 people engaged with the program.
Registration for the new Destination Exploration opens today, and people can register by phone 403-329-2706 or online at uleth.ca/destination-exploration.

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