Student, Science Focus Program, Class of 2016,
At the Science Focus Program, the three most popular extracurricular activities are Key Club, Science Club, and Botany Club. At Key Club, a division of Kiwanis, we work our hardest to benefit the community in a multitude of ways. Since our school is located in our local zoo, we have unique opportunities to help in our city. Whether it's helping the local park clean up leaves from their pathways or helping the zoo with their annual trick-or-treat events, we are always on the lookout for ways we can volunteer our time and effort.
In Science Club, we introduce individuals of all ages to the broad and interesting world of science. One of the most prominent things that we do annually is hold a Bioblitz. A Bioblitz is a designated period of time where members of a community find and track as many different types of species in an area. This event always brings all the students of the Science Focus Program together and engages all aspects of the community.
Finally, in Botany Club, we handle all things related to plants at our local zoo and the Science Focus Program. One of the most important things we do is building, planting, and managing our school's community garden. The garden's contents are chosen by students and we work together to grow a prosperous and healthy garden for us all to share and enjoy. Throughout my school, these extracurricular activities play large and important roles in what makes our school memorable, diverse, and meaningful. If someone were to ask me what I would recommend to any newcomer at our school, it would be imperative to guide them in the direction of our Key Club, Science Club, and Botany Club.