On Saturday, April 1, 2017 the CHCF at PS/MS 279 Families participated in the Third CHISPA Family Day at the American Museum of Natural History. Children explored with their parents and siblings in activities from the APEX curricula. They had the opportunity to visit two exhibition spaces in the Museum: The Cuba special exhibit and the Hall of North American Birds. After the hall explorations, participants completed an evaluation, had a snack, and picked up tickets for other special exhibits/offerings for the afternoon to visit on their own. We were provided with tickets to the Butterflies exhibit and the Humpback Whales IMAX movie. Families had a great time exploring science with their children . We all had a wonderful educational experience.

Thank you to the amazing PS/MS 279 Team for your engagement and participation!

CHISPA is a national collaboration between the Frost Museum of Science, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the ASPIRA Association, and a network of ten other science museums located in cities with growing Latino populations, working together to build stronger communities and increase the engagement of Hispanic children and their families with science and local science resources. The project builds on the previous investment of NSF resources in development of the Afterschool Program Exploring Science (APEX) model, developed by the Frost Museum of Science, and will expand its reach and provide additional elements to increase family engagement and ensure future sustainability.

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