Family Science Programs at MCLA and BCC


NORTH ADAMS, MA - As the lead partner of the Berkshire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Pipeline Network, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in North Adams, along with Berkshire Community College (BCC) in Pittsfield, will offer a free Family Science Program for students in the sixth grade and their parents at each college on Saturday, March 7, 12:30-3:30 p.m.


Parents and their children will participate in hands-on laboratory explorations led by college professors.


At MCLA, participants will learn about alternative energy as they build wind turbines. Other activities will include chemistry explorations and discovering physics through rockets.


At BCC, participants may choose to focus on environmental science through some "critter tracking," have so fun with liquid nitrogen in the chemistry lab, learn more about weather and climate, work with microscopes in the biology lab, discover the math of art and nature or learn about anatomy and physiology through a physical therapy workshop.


Space is limited. Those interested should register by calling 413-229-3321, or e-mail for a link to register online.


Established through state Economic Stimulus legislation, the Berkshire STEM Pipeline Network seeks to improve teacher preparation in science, technology, engineering and math subjects and to increase students' interest in, preparation for and success in STEM careers. For more information, go to Community/stempipeline .