[Fort Myers, FL – August 18, 2020] In response to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community and the changing needs of families, students, and schools, the IMAG is expanding non-traditional program offerings through virtual and onsite programs including reimagined homeschool programs, STEM enrichment programs, Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs, workshops, and IMAG@HOME. We hope to provide much needed educational and enrichment opportunities in a safe and appropriate manner.
IMAG SOS (Students On Site) Socially-Distanced Learning Program is one of the new offerings designed for third to eighth grade students. IMAG SOS provides students a safe, supervised environment for socially-distanced learning for their online schooling programs including Florida Virtual School, Lee Virtual School, Lee Home Connect, and others. Moreover, students enjoy educational support and scaffolding, assistance and encouragement, and tips for doing their work with IMAG Education Staff as well as organized and structured interactivity and fun, along with STEM challenges, games, and projects.
In addition, the IMAG is further expanding virtual and onsite programming with IMAG Homeschool Programs, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Programs and Merit Badge Workshops, IMAG@HOME Programs , IMAG Field Trips and Special Events, IMAG Birthday Parties, IMAG Member Events, and more. “Many parents and families have recently expressed an increased interest for more opportunities and better programs to ensure their kids can safely continue their education, pursue their interests, improve their learning, develop, and grow.” said Matt Johnson, Executive Director of IMAG. “As part of our mission, the IMAG is devoted to serving the needs of our communities through these reimagined offerings.”
Due to the expansion of targeted programs and events and to ensure the safest environment, general daily admission to the IMAG History and Science Center will be limited effective September 1. IMAG suggests checking in advance for times when the museum is open and to register for these new opportunities. For more information, please visit theIMAG.org or call 239-243-0043.