Community programs help all ages expand horizons

By Dana Albrecht, Southwood Community Center Recreation Supervisor

6261317927_b8b671c4cf_bEvery day offers us a fresh opportunity to discover and learn.

That’s the appeal of a new series of Community Programs for all ages offered this spring by College Station Parks & Recreation Department. We’ve created a full range of creative and educational activities for the young — and the young at heart.

Preschool adventures

The building blocks of learning begin by experiencing the world first hand. Our Preschool Science Adventure Series introduces young children ages 3-5 (with parents) to the marvels of the world of science.

Each week, we’ll explore a new topic through hands-on learning through a fun-filled activity adventure. Subjects will include the five senses, states of matter, fantasy of flight, kitchen chemistry, biology of animals, and dinosaurs and fossils. We’ll also bust a few myths and play pirates.

After-school science

Our After-School Science Series of Fun for ages 9-13 offers inquiring young minds the chance to explore basic scientific principles and how they apply to everyday life. Science comes alive with fun themed presentations, hands-on experiments, and other activities.

Each session features a new concept and a theme-based adventure that involves aspects of biology, animal science, tasty kitchen chemistry, botany basics, and much more. You can sign up for the entire series, or pick and choose your specific areas of interest.

We even have learning adventures that focus on the 3D concepts of building, engineering, robotics, and design. Our Bricks 4 Kids Series uses classic Legos to deliver high quality hands-on conceptual thinking adventures. We’ve specially designed each topic for appropriate age groups.

Adults and seniors

Community Programs also offers creative outlets for adults and seniors to explore and develop their hidden skills. Classes include drawing, painting, essential oils, ballroom dancing, stained glass art, computer skills, and genealogy.

A complete list of Community Programs is available on pages 9-14 of our spring guide:

Register today!

Register online at rectrac.cstx.gov or visit the Parks & Recreation Office at Stephen C. Beachy Central Park (1000 Krenek Tap Road) weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Community programs are an ideal opportunity for everyone to learn, create, discover and enhance their lives. Explore the possibilities!

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