Kristen Micucci is a Philadelphia mom and blog contributor for Mommy Nearest, a website/app where parents can take the guesswork out of parenting. You can read articles and reviews from local parents and find activities around the city for your children to participate in. In her recent article, Kristen talks about STEM-Themed programs for children in the city and TechGirlz makes the list! The full article was originally published February 02, 2018 in the Philadelphia section of MommyNearest.com.
Whether kids know it or not, they’re surrounded by STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). They’re building the “most perfect tower” with Lego bricks, trying to figure out the best angle to hit their sibling with a water balloon or working hard to get to the next level of their video game. That’s why you should continue to spark their interest and immerse budding scientists and engineers in educational (yet super fun!) programs that they’re sure to love—right here in Philly. From STEM-themed story times and imaginative workshops to annual engineering festivals, here are nine must-do programs for your family.
In our opinion, this non-profit is one of the city’s best kept secrets! TechGirlz is designed to introduce tween girls to a variety of technology based topics through fun and interactive hands-on workshops. Spend the afternoon learning to code a website, learn the basics of 3D printing and design, or learn about the basics of encryption.
When: Times vary; click here for upcoming workshops.
Insider tip: The non-profit recently joined forces with the Free Library of Philadelphia, so [even more] workshops are free [and available for middle school aged girls to attend]! They’re offered throughout the city at different branches of the library.