Piney Point Lighthouse Museum to Host 4-Day Outdoor Summer Educational STEAM Program for Children

June 28, 2022

Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to enjoy a whole week of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and technology) oriented programming at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum. The program is focused on outdoor science and exploration from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day, from July 18 to July 21, 2022.

Children can explore different topics at Piney Point while having fun. Each day will feature a different nature theme filled with tons of fun crafts and activities. Throughout this four-day week, participants will discover Piney Point’s park grounds as part of the dynamic Potomac River ecosystem and crafting activities that will help answer some of their pressing questions.

During their adventures, children will create lots of exploration materials they can take home, continue exploring with their families, and create their own field journals based on their findings and discoveries. Day One will focus on native trees and birds, Day Two on exploring local insects, Day Three on fishing and crabbing, and Day Four on water, air and light.

“Because Piney Point has so many interesting things for children to explore, we thought it would be great to continue to offer a fun, yet educational, multiday STEAM program for children to take part in while off school for the summer,” says Karen Stone, Manager of the St. Mary’s County Museum Division. “With such a broad range of topics, they’re sure to find lots of fun things to do while enjoying the outdoors at the lighthouse.”

Parents are encouraged to book their child’s slot soon, as this program is limited to 15 participants to give each child the best hands-on experience possible. Call 301-994-1471 to book; the cost is $40 per child for the entire four-day program.