We found a bus! We are now in the process of retrofitting, outfitting, and staffing our new Science Bus. Please help us accomplish this by becoming a Friend of the Science Bus by donating here.
Science Program Expansion
Eight years ago, CAC realized that many schools in East Gainesville were failing on statewide tests. It pointed to the fact that many Black students were neither reading on grade level nor performing on grade level with Math skills.
Our goal was to get students comfortable with science at the elementary age. We wanted to make offer innovative ways to get students familiar with science. While embracing science through games and activities, students find themselves enjoying their learning experiences.
CAC went about the task to create clubs for elementary age students that were not just interesting but also provided opportunities for positive science experiences in after school programs. We began at Rawlings Elementary and Caring and Sharing Schools.
Since then we have hosted up to ten Science Clubs at community centers, schools, libraries and Boys and Girls Clubs. We partnered with UF and Santa Fe students, retired scientist, professors, Sierra Club, Astronomy clubs, community-based organizations and others.
This Fall 2020, we will introduce our Science Bus, an interactive Science experience for students throughout Alachua County including Gainesville, Hawthorne, Micanopy, Alachua, Archer and other areas.
Interactive stations on our Science bus will include physics, biology, astronomy, entomology, geology, food science and so much more. We will share books, games, and creative ways to make science fun. Our Art walls and scavenger hunts will give students an opportunity to use their creativity to learn.
HELP US MAKE THIS PROJECT A REALITY
While we have a grant to purchase and outfit the bus, we need additional funds to make this vision a reality for the 2020/2021 school term, money for a teacher, a bus driver and to buy supplies.
You can click here to make a donation or make a check payable to Cultural Arts Coalition and mail to 321 NW 10th St. Gainesville,32601.