STEAM in the Community

C2ST is working on building a presence and relationships in five underserved neighborhoods on Chicago’s south and west sides. Not only do we want to engage traditionally underserved communities with topics such as the Night Sky, but we want to return and provide science programs relevant to the community in the future.

In conjunction with STEAM in the Community, C2ST seeks to bring science to people and make learning as accessible as possible with our additional Science in the Parks program. With this goal in mind, we began partnering with the Chicago Park District to host family-friendly programming throughout the city’s many parks, providing engaging science-themed activities in familiar spaces.

C2ST also offers Family STEAM Nights within the STEAM in the Neighborhoods initiative. C2ST co-develops and implements engaging, hands-on STEAM activities created based on the interests of community members (Caregivers, Students, Staff) from the Irene C. Hernandez Middle School for the Advancement of the Sciences (HMS) in Gage Park to make learning as accessible as possible.

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