Since Winter has definitely made itself known, it's natural to want to stay indoors with a blanket and a few good movies, we want our youth to become familiar with nature around them and not be afraid to find outdoor activities even if there's some snow on the ground. Not only does this build familiarity with our local parks, it acclimates our youth to the outdoor elements and plants the seeds for an early appreciation of our planet.
Most recently, the students had a chance to experience the traditional act of snowshoeing, its origins, practices, and got to experience a minute aspect of ancient traditions and what it would be like if they were living in a difference climate and culture.
Alongside our outdoor partners, our indoor partners, The Y-Creator Space is currently working with our youth to design, think outside of the box, and re-purpose said box for a different perspective and vision. With diverse personalities brings diverse creativity and interests. Our most recent lesson is learning about magnetic electricity, what elements create current and the possibilities of future designs we can use with every day materials. The students are also learning about 3D-Printing and design concepts.