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Afterschool Science Clubs! Space for the Spring!


You may not be aware of the three amazing science clubs going on this spring at TSMS. For free!!

1) Atomic Squad -- Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is a neuroscientist, artist, and designer who is helping lead this program -- only at TSMS -- alongside Justine Jones, one of our own 6th grade science teachers. This club is for students who identify as girls or non-binary. Amanda has been bringing other women scientists to speak with the kids while they engage in experiments and science-related design projects. They meet on Thursdays from 4:45-5:45 after Homework Help.

2) BioBus Tool Time at TSMS -- Each year TSMS students get to conduct science aboard an incredible mobile lab due to our partnership with the BioBus. Now we are one of only 3 schools in the entire city piloting an in-house BioBus experience during After School! Rachelle Ford, master botanist, teacher-in-training, and TSMS staff member, is helping to lead this program alongside the excellent staff of the BioBus. Students will master real scientific research tools while exploring the urban ecology of the Lower East Side. They meet on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45 after Homework Help.

3) Robotics! -- Our 7th grade science teaching team, Alison Cohen and James Salazar, earned a grant last summer to train in robotics at NYU and have brought their knowledge and a ton of awesome resources back to the TSMS After School. The robotics club is designing, building, and programming Lego Mindstorm robots every week! They meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:50-4:50 but both days are not required.

There are spots in all three of these clubs, at school, for free, right now.

We also provide snack to all students attending. Sign up through the Educational Alliance/TSMS after school program today! For more information, email Richard Denor, our Program Director,at rdenor@tsmsonline.org.

We hope you'll take advantage of these special opportunities and that you have a great Spring Break.

P.S. As added incentive (not that you need it!!), the Science Department has offered to consider any of these clubs as extra-credit extension work.


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