Students Enjoy Science Saturday Academy
Posted on 03/16/2015

More than 100 students from four elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school attended the free, half-day Science Academy held at Covina High School on Saturday, March 14, where they gained a greater appreciation of science. The event was organized and sponsored by Covina High School and put on by Team Science, a non-profit organization and highlighted the wonders of science, engineering, and math through fun learning activities for 122 students. Students from Grovecenter, Manzanita, Rowland, and Workman Elementary Schools came together with students from Traweek Middle School and Covina High School to share in the learning experience.

 

“It was an amazing day and the students loved it,” said Covina High School Principal Christiana Kraus. “They learned so much and were amazed by the activities, it was fun to watch their sense of wonder.” Due to the popularity of the event, follow up one-day academies are being planned at Grovecenter Elementary.  Age appropriate workshops targeted each grade level and featured exploration of the plant kingdom, alternative energy sources, the fundamentals of flight, and much more. “Parents were thrilled by the level of learning taking place,” said Principal Kraus.

 

Covina High School is also home to a large farm, allowing students to take courses in agriculture science and animal science courses. The farm was open for tours following the Science Academy and the animals were a big hit for future students who may wish to pursue an education in animal agriculture.