With Spring in full swing in Western New York, the Education Team at Explore & More is excited to offer a multitude of programming centered around both our home region and the world as a whole! Aside from our typical playful and fun-centered art, science, and history projects and lessons, our Education Team will be focusing on recognizing the cultures of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
This focus has been chosen because May is Asian American and Pacific-Islander Heritage Month and to honor the over 20 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; Explore & More will be featuring activities that highlight these cultures. Honoring Asian American cultures ties directly to the identity of our area. For, Buffalo and Western New York are home to populations of immigrants from within Asia, with large populations from countries and regions such as Burma, Vietnam, China, and across the Middle East. People who immigrated from these regions have made valued contributions to our community, and having our children learn about these cultures will positively impact our entire population. It is our goal that through play we can help to raise citizens who are knowledgeable about various cultures, thus bringing more kindness and acceptance to our community and our world.