In an effort to support community interest, STEAM learning is offered year round at the Lawrence Arts Center.
The STEAM education program at the Lawrence Art Center has grown over the past few years from a 10 week summer program to a year round opportunity for integrating the arts with science, technology, engineering and math.
The camp started in 2012 and currently serves hundreds of students in first through fifth grades. The STEAM education program, ARTspace, meets daily after school, and on days when public schools are not in session.
Prior to 2012, Margaret Weisbrod Morris who is now the chief program officer had a goal to start a program integrating the arts with STEM subjects. Since then, demand for ATTspace lessons has increased, and the program has expanded to meet the demand.
Initially the program started with 10 STEAM lesson plans. “Now we’re up to 160 lesson plans, and it’s ever growing,” said Weisbrod Morris.