Updated: June 27, 2013 6:02AM
The Park Forest Public Library has been awarded a grant from the Museum of Science and Industry to participate in the museum’s four-year, after-school Science Minors program.
This program aims to increase interest in science in underserved neighborhoods by engaging students in places where they already spend their time after school. Participants work together on projects and activities that build curiosity and encourage teamwork. The club serves upward of 5,000 youth each year.
Clubs are organized into four tiers providing differing levels of support: associates, partners, masters and ambassadors. The tiered approach is designed to give sites the confidence and skills they need to provide science experiences on their own. Sites in the highest level, ambassadors, have been in the program at least four years.
The museum supplied the library with all science curriculums on topics including physics, renewable energy, engineering, health and more.
The library is accepting applications from students in grades 3 through 5. Classes will meet on Saturdays at different times of the day.
For information, call (708) 748-3731, Ext. 16.