YMCA STEM Takes Story Time to New Frontiers

News | Mary Anne Swanstrom | February 26, 2019

Astronaut Mike Hopkins reads "Max Goes to the Moon" from the International Space Station
Astronaut Mike Hopkins reads “Max Goes to the Moon” from the International Space Station.


The Heart of the Valley YMCA STEM program teamed up with Barrios Technology LTD to bring a Story Time from Space activity to the Hogan Family YMCA Afterschool Program on February 11. Kindergarten and first grade children completed a STEM-themed craft activity after watching and listening to the story “Max Goes to the Moon” read by astronaut Mike Hopkins while aboard the International Space Station. The kids then created space portal collages as they imagined their own journeys into space. Heart of the Valley YMCA is partnering with NASA and other collaborators to bring quality enrichment activities in science, technology, engineering and math to children served in YMCA programs. YMCA STEM Coordinator Katie Cummings provides enrichment to children in YMCA Afterschool programs in Huntsville, Madison and Guntersville.

Children in the Hogan Family YMCA Afterschool Program enjoy a Story Time from Space.
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