Beyond Designing a Bug Village: After School Program Project Teaches Science and Environment

Oct 23, 2015

A display of colorful new sculptures adorns the lobby of the Unalaska's community center. At first glance, they might look like ornately decorated milk jugs and Styrofoam packaging, but take a closer look and you’ll find that the kids in PCR 360 program created a whole bug village after studying about insects in the after school program.

PCR 360 is an after school program at the community center that is aimed to engage students grades 1st to 4th. Participants explore science, music, different cultures and much more through an interactive curriculum that makes learning fun. Amanda Greaves is the youth coordinator that heads this program. She said that creating a bug village was a great way to stress the idea of reusing and recycling materials to create art and a learning opportunity to find out more about bugs. 

Clip produced by Chrissy Roes for Flash! Unalaska.

 

PCR 360 Participants Create BugVille
Credit Chrissy Roes