The Harlem YMCA is introducing a new class for their Winter 2019 session: Mad Science Presents: Bugs, Birds, Beasts, and Beyond! A STEM program designed for children’s ages 7-10 to explore the natural world and it’s adaptations. Observe bugs, study the feeding habits of Owls, and dissect their lunch remains. Weekly topics include: Bugs, Earthworks, Walloping, Weather, Mission Nutrition, All about Animals and so much more! This 7 week class will run after school starting on Wednesday January 9 and end on February 20, from 5pm to 6pm. For more information or to register your child today, please contact Harlem YMCA’s Youth & Family Director, Caroline Sanchez at (212) 912-2167 or email her at

At Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute, science is happening year round! A new monthly event, Saturday Science has been introduced this fall and will continue this Winter/Spring with monthly drop ins for children of all ages and their families. Explore the workings of the brain through hands-on activities and unique scientific resources and demonstrations designed to be engaging and informative. Learners of all ages are invited to join scientists on Saturday February 9 from 1pm to 4pm to explore “My Growing Brain” at The Zuckerman Institute’s Education Lab, located at 609 West 129th Street. For more information, and to view the rest of the schedule, please click HERE.

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Shaneeka Wilson
Author: Shaneeka Wilson

Mom to an adult trapped in a tween's body (HELP!). Passionate about Education, Community Involvement, and Good Coffee. Co-creator of Uptown Birdies.