Summer STEM program launches in Seaford

State education officials are announcing that about 100 elementary school children from the Seaford School District will be the first in Delaware to take part in Engineering is Elementary, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM-focused program.

It will run Mondays through Thursdays until July 28. The project-based summer learning program targets rising first- through sixth-graders with summer enrichment including thematic studies and weekly field trips to places such as Dover, Frontier Town in Ocean City, Md., Trap Pond, Assateague Island and the Salisbury Zoo.

During the six-week program, the students — who were selected based on their need for extra help in reading, math or writing — will learn about citizenship, have the chance to be an artist-in-residence, create their own books and much more. The final week will include a festival, where they will celebrate themselves as learners along with their parents and community. The students will showcase their artwork from the summer and portfolios of what they learned.

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