Wakefield Co-operative Bank’s, Janet Rivers, participated in the first annual Explore STEAM night at Galvin Middle School on Thursday, March 15th, showcasing the bank’s ‘Teaching Kids to Grow’ program. Now in its fourth year, ‘Teaching Kids to Grow’ has brought vegetable and herb gardens to Wakefield Public Schools, educated students on the responsibility of tending to a garden and building community, and has provided fresh produce to Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry throughout the summer months.
Explore STEAM featured over 40 science, technology, engineering, arts, and math exhibitors in addition to the bank such as, Boys & Girls Club, Kidcasso, and Curious Kids of Lynnfield, to provide interactive, hands-on learning to students PK – 12. The event was sponsored by WPS STEAM Community Task Force.
Rivers, who has received accolades from Wakefield Education Foundation and the community for her passion and dedication to STEAM initiatives, spent the evening helping students plant vegetable and flower seeds and creating their own mini greenhouses to grow them in.