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NEW Family Science Day at the California Science Center September 20, 2015

NEW Family Science Day at the California Science Center

On September 20, 2015 120 family members from New Opportunities for Women (NEW) participated in the second CHISPA Family Day hosted by the California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA. As part of their visit, the families watched a movie on how the space shuttle Endeavor was transported from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center. After viewing the movie the families saw the Endeavor on display for the first time and they were all amazed when they saw it up close.

 

Building Skills Partnerships Students Attend Science Museum Kids Curator Camp August 20, 2015

Building Skills Partnerships Students Attend Science Museum Kids Curator Camp

As a direct result of their CHISPA collaboration, Building Skills Partnership, an NCLR affiliate in Los Angeles, and the California Science Center have partnered to promote the science center's Curator Kids Program. Recently, two children applied to the Kids Curator Program and were accepted, free of cost. Alexandre Lagunas, a 5th grader, and Nicolas Gavidia, a 7th grader, participated in this three-week science enrichment program for students, where they helped to guide science activities, field trips, and guest speakers at the California Science Center.

 

 

CHISPA 2015 National Institute July 10, 2015

CHISPA 2015 National Institute

On July 10 - 11, 2015 in Kansas City MO, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, NCLR and ASPIRA convened the CHISPA National Institute. Funded by the NSF, the project builds on the previous investment of NSF resources in development of the Afterschool Program Exploring Science (APEX) model, developed by the Frost Museum of Science, and expands its reach to provide additional elements that increase family engagement and ensure future sustainability. The CHISPA Institute was held during the two days before the 2015 NCLR Annual Conference and National Latino Family Expo® in Kansas City, MO, giving participants and opportunity to come together with the greater Latino community and participate in key events.

The institute was attended by the NCLR and ASPIRA Community Based Organizations that work through 11 regional hubs located at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, American Museum of Natural History, California Science Center, Chicago Children's Museum, Discovery Place, Explora!, The Health Museum, Liberty Science Center, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Science City at Union Station Kansas City, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

 

 

CHISPA Family Day at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History June 7, 2015

CHISPA Family Day at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

On June 7, 2015 more than 300 children and their families from the Washington, D.C. area participated in the Children Investigating Science with Parents and Afterschool (CHISPA) Family Day organized by the D.C. area CHISPA Steering Commitee and hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Families came from ASPIRA partner LAMB PCS and NCLR partners LAYC and H.O.M.E.

LAYC students and families from Powell Elementary school at the National Museum of Natural History.

The National Museum of Natural History celebrated World Ocean Day on June 7 & 8 providing CHISPA families opportunities to explore ocean science using interactive activities located throughout the museum. Families also attended an underwater musical and watched ocean films.

Click here to read an article about the CHISPA Family Day from the Mexican new agency, Notimex. (en Español)

Learning about marine mammals in the Sant Ocean Hall.

The families enjoyed the underwater musical Honu by the Sea.

 

 

 

CHISPA Science Family Day at Discovery Place June 6, 2015

CHISPA Science Family Day at Discovery Place

On June 6, 2015 more than 60 children and their families from the Oaklawn Language Academy participated the Discovery/Aspira Family Day at Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC. We were very pleased with the turnout as this was our first event in the CHISPA program. The attendees started out slow, they were probably overwhelmed by the location and all the activities, but soon they put it in overdrive. The kids were super-excited, especially with the activity tables and the making ice cream with liquid nitrogen presentation.

Families were welcomed to the event at the sign-in table.

The children and their parents participated in hands-on science activities

The families enjoyed a live science show.

 

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation, Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL), under Grant No. DRL-1323516. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.