Club 212 is an after school initiative for Oakview Elementary School students in grades three through five. Over one hundred students – representing more than half of all students in those grades – stay after school twice a month to participate in a variety of learning experiences. Activities include circuits, escape rooms, building projects, shirt design on Silhouette Cameos, coding Sphero SPRK, 3D printing, and K’Nex amusement park rides. Students have also had the opportunity to take nature walks and learn about animal pelts from a partnership with Mercer County Conservation District at Munnell Run Farm. In addition, fifth grade club members recently attended a field trip to Komatsu Mining in Franklin, PA to learn about real world engineering, problem solving, and communication. A forthcoming project will enable students to build bird boxes with the PA Game Commission.
This after school club has been funded completely by grants and donations from local businesses and community members. It is staffed by volunteers.