BASF and the Louisiana Art and Science Museum in Baton Rouge are teaming up to provide BASF Kids’ Lab chemistry classes to area schools and the community this summer.
Support of the museum is part of BASF’s effort to promote and enhance science, technology, engineering and math education in the region.
“By combining the resources and subject matter expertise of BASF and the fun, informal learning environment of the museum, we have seen whole families take interest in STEM,” LASM Executive Director Carol Gikas said.
BASF Kids’ Lab is offered at no cost to students and museum visitors ages 6 to 12. Children explore chemistry through experiments and interactive demonstrations led by instructors. Participants receive a lab apron, a certificate of participation and a pouch filled with other takeaway items.
Kids’ Lab is free for LASM members and included in the price of general admission for nonmembers. Sessions are 45 minutes long. “Happy Hands” is at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. June 27; and at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. June 28. “Chemistry is Bananas!” is at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. July 11 and July 25; and 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. July 12 and July 26.
Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of each program. Preregistration is available Monday through noon Thursday prior to the program; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups are encouraged to schedule in advance. Participants must sign in at least 20 minutes before the workshop.