EducationWorks brings more than 1,000 students to experience Franklin Institute

Mark Abrams
July 10, 2018 - 5:52 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Franklin Institute opened its doors to about 1,000 students from EducationWorks Tuesday for a summer camp-style experience.

For many of the young students — ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade from both Philadelphia and Camden — this was their first visit to the museum, where they had the chance to get a personalized experience with access to more than 10 exhibits and a live, interactive show in the planetarium. 

EducationWorks is an educational nonprofit that promotes after-school programming geared toward STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Programs often expose students to new learning experiences.

Tiffaney Waters, EducationWorks director of learning and impact, said it's easy to spot the campers and their chaperones.

"To see everybody's faces light up, and to be in this space and have us all here," she enthused, "and those bright yellow highlighter shirts are epic."

For Larry Dubinski, the Franklin Institute's president and CEO, this is what it's all about.

"Having a great time learning about science, enjoying it," he said. "And, hopefully inspired to learn more."