The Maker’s Clubhouse is The Oasis Project’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and math)—focused educational programming for young people who live, learn, and play in Homewood.
Children often fall in love with the sciences in elementary school, so it is imperative that our children have their own academic self-esteem building experiences with high-quality STEAM programming.
The Maker’s Clubhouse after school program serves 100 students weekly at Faison and Lincoln Elementary Schools. Offerings include: STEAM lessons & activities, maker challenges, athledemics (i.e., the integration of sports and academics), robotics and homework help/ tutoring
Better Food Better Me provides food literacy, nutrition education, cooking skills, and urban gardening basics. The program was born out of Oasis Farm & Fishery's mission to grow food, grow people, and grow community. Students learn first-hand where their food comes from and how to grow, harvest, and prepare many vegetables and turn them into healthy snacks and meals.
Pittsburgh offers many world-class learning resources for children. But oftentimes there are unforeseen barriers that prevent even local kids from being able to access these offerings. Our field trip programs are designed to ensure that every kid in our out-of-school time programs can benefit from opportunities at nearby museums, learning sites and educational organizations.
Dream STEAM is a full-day event that celebrates the contributions of racially and ethnically diverse scientists to STEAM fields and seeks to ignite children’s passion for learning science.
Green STEAM Festival activities focus on the intersection of science and agriculture. Participants help prepare a snack with produce from Oasis Farm & Fishery
Green STEAM & Play Summer Camp promotes year-long learning by keeping children’s bodies and brains active during the summer recess. Activities include hands-on STEAM challenges, character development lessons, cooking/nutrition & urban gardening lessons, and physical activity.
The Maker’s Clubhouse coordinates three school-wide STEAM Assemblies. These assemblies enable us to increase exposure to science for students not enrolled in The Maker’s Clubhouse.