Annie’s STEM Lab: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Edition

Happy New Year to all! Bringing in the New Year, the Education team has some exciting new camps for 2023 we are in preparation for. The second school-age day camp of the year is Monday, January 16th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and in honor of this important holiday, I have decided to share some insights about this special day!  

At Explore & More’s STEM-Tastic Tinkering Camp, students will be able to complete a few special STEM experiments throughout their camp day. This will include building robots and the students very own Alka-Seltzer Rocket Car, that I am especially excited for! After building, students will be able to create artwork with their very own built robots and race their cars to test their speed. Of course, students will also have time to explore the museum floor as well. It is sure to be an adventure-packed day.

It is also important to remember the reason for this day off. Students who attend camp will also receive a read aloud story time, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. craft, to honor this day. To kickoff this holiday, I thought it would be fun to share some fun facts about Dr. King:

  • His birth name was Michael. Martin Sr. changed it when he was 5 years old.
  • Dr. King was a very intelligent and hard-working student. He skipped 9th and 12th grade and was enrolled in college at 15 years old.
  • Dr. King’s famous ’I Have a Dream’ speech was not his first speech at the Lincoln Memorial. He delivered his first speech at the historic location six years prior about the topic of voting rights. 
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was happily married to his wife Coretta Scott Junior, and raised four children together: two girls and two boys. 

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to all!