Children’s Science Center lab at Fair Oaks Mall

Looking for something stimulating to do with your kids this weekend? Check out the Children’s Science Center lab at Fair Oaks Mall. It’s Northern Virginia’s first interactive museum where children, families and school groups can explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts through fun, engaging hands-on exhibits, activities and programs. Belly up to the Experiment Bar and try your hand at a variety of chemistry, biology and physics activities. Or exercise your curiosity in the Tinker Shop, where you can build structures and test them in the vertical wind-tube, construct a little robot, and deconstruct machines and toys. The lab is a favorite of these Latina Sci Girls from Herndon. Make it your favorite, too! Admission required. See more at @ChildrensScienceCenter on Facebook. (Photo courtesy of Children’s Science Center)

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Did you know that Latinos and African Americans make up only 5% of the tech workforce? According to research by Child Trends, less than 50% of African American and Latino children have access to or use the internet at home.

INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center is trying to bridge this gap by equipping children, youth and adults with critical skills they need to be competitive in the job market. Check out our programs. We’re more than you think! @INMEDCenter  @FamilyYouthOpportunityCenter  #jobreadiness  #STEM  #skillsdevelopment

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Students in the Mujer Unica cooking class at INMED’s Family & Youth Opportunity Center practice their knife skills and learn to prepare ceviche, a favorite Latino appetizer. At the end of this 10-week course, students will take an all-day exam, culminating in food management certification and new opportunities for career advancement. For more information about this EKKLESIA USA program, contact Maria Vasquez at 703-729-4951.

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