Grant money, awarded by The Tree House Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania to the Endless Mountain Music Festival, is being used to present a free STEM program at 12:30 p.m. and toward the free Festival Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert at 2 p.m., both on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Wellsboro Johnston Airport at 112 Runway Road, Wellsboro.
The two events will be held rain or shine, the STEM program, which stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, in the airport terminal and the concert in the airport’s corporate hangar.
The free Aug. 4 STEM hands-on learning activity is open to the first 30 second through eighth graders who preregister. They will make a hoop wing glider using straws, tape and index cards. Teaching the program will be educator Suzanne Butcher and board vice president Carolyn Young, both from the Science & Discovery Center in Corning, N.Y. Through this program, youngsters will learn the science behind flight as a way to connect it to their everyday lives and use skills essential to their future success.
Butcher joined the SDC staff in 2017 and serves as an educator for grades 2-8. She had originally worked in the field of analytical chemistry and more recently had tutored students in chemistry, physics, biology, earth science and math, individually and in small-groups in the Syracuse City School District.
Young retired in 2004 after teaching math and science to third, fourth and fifth graders for more than 28 years in the Corning-Painted Post School District.
To participate in this free STEM program, children must be preregistered by calling 570-787-7800.