Beginning this summer, with the help of a generous grant from the F. Allen and Louise K. Turner Foundation, Kalmia Gardens of Coker University is launching the Kalmia Club for Kids (KCK), a subscription-based club where local children can access STEAM-based educational projects bi-monthly through an assigned mailbox located outside of Kalmia’s Joslin Education Center.
“It’s our hope that the activities and projects the KCK members find in their boxes will ignite their scientific curiosity and open their minds to the wonders of the natural world,” says Dan Hill, assistant director of Kalmia Gardens.
The projects will consist of Next Generation Science Standard activities. Some of the projects and activities will need to be completed at Kalmia Gardens by KCK members and their parents/guardians. KCK membership perks include tickets to events, such as a Santa Claus meet-and-greet at Kalmia’s annual Christmas Open House, early registration for Kalmia’s summer environmental education camp, Week in the Wild, and exclusive field days at Kalmia Gardens, which include nature study and outdoor play.
The KCK is open to a maximum of 20 1st – 6th graders and costs $60 per year. KCK registration opens June 8, 2020. Interested participants can contact Dan Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.