by Kendra Knisley, Berkshire Museum Education Specialist

GSK Science in the Summer

How big is the sun?  Why does the moon’s appearance change?  What else exists in our solar system and beyond?  Learn the answers to these questions and more when Berkshire Museum brings the Science of Space to your neighborhood this summer!

For a third year, Berkshire Museum is partnering with Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute and GSK Pharmaceuticals’ Science in the Summer initiative to bring free, fun science programming to Berkshire County kids.  This year, we are expanding and opening enrollment publicly to all students entering grades 2-6 throughout the Berkshires!  From North Adams to Great Barrington, Berkshire Museum educators will bring engaging, hands-on science lessons to local libraries and community centers as we explore the workings of our universe

With this program, in addition to our day camps, field trips, and school programs, Berkshire Museum will provide enriching educational experiences to hundreds of local students this summer.  Exciting yet instructive programs like these can prevent the effects of summer learning loss, helping young participants prepare for the next school year and build fundamental skills to help them succeed.  Aligned with Berkshire Museum’s mission to “bring people together for experiences that spark creativity and innovative thinking,” children in all our programs are encouraged to think like scientists, making and recording observations, collecting data, and experimenting with new ideas.  Who knows what the discoveries and friendships made here will bring!

The Science of Space is a free 4-hour program offered over one or two days and led by Berkshire Museum’s team of experienced educators, in which students study the sun and stars, Earth’s moon, space travel, and rocketry.  Preregistration is required!  Click here to view the full list of open-enrollment locations and dates, and to preregister.

Contact Kendra Knisley at [email protected] or 413.443.7171 ext. 336 with questions.