Museum of Discovery and Science hosts free GSK Science in the Summer™ Program for South Florida Students

This summer, the Museum of Discovery and Science is hosting the GSK Science in the Summer™ program for second-through sixth-graders. Students can spend their summer with the sun, moon and stars through one of the country’s longest-running and most beloved STEM enrichment programs, GSK Science in the Summer.

The program has already taken place at the Museum with Walker Elementary in May and at Colbert Elementary in June. In July, children attending summer camp programs at Atlantic West, Liberty Elementary, Apollo Middle School, Fort Lauderdale High School, Everglades High School, Piper High School and South Plantation High School will participate in GSK Science in the Summer.

Museum educators will help students experience the Science of Space through fun, hands-on activities that teach the basic concepts behind spectroscopy, micrometeoroids, rocketry and more. Level 1 classes are perfect for second and third graders, while Level 2 classes are ideal for students entering fourth, fifth and sixth grades.

“Scientists and astronomers have made extraordinary discoveries about the universe in recent years, making this is an exciting time to introduce young people to worlds beyond ours,” said Marti Skold-Jordan, manager of community partnerships at GSK. “The Science of Space classes will make the connection between these discoveries and STEM concepts and skills in a way that children will remember for years to come, and that will help ignite their scientific curiosity for a lifetime.”

GSK Science in the Summer™ is in its 32nd year. It began in Philadelphia as part of GSK’s commitment to supporting STEM education and has grown to be a program that engages young people across the country.

Museum President and CEO, Joseph Cox, said “GSK Science in the Summer is designed to connect students from all backgrounds with stimulating coursework and exciting hands-on activities that foster critical skills and a love of discovery and learning. We are very pleased to again be facilitating great STEM programming with GSK.”