WHAT IS A POP-UP SCHOOL?

The UM-Flint Pop-Up School: Education Outside Your Door program is a mobile classroom that provides high quality, play-based literacy, math, science, and social studies activities for young children.  This classroom is intended to serve those children most in need and visits neighborhoods, community events, health fairs, churches, and other venues throughout the city of Flint.  Activities are set up outdoors as much as possible depending on the weather.   

Parents/guardians are encouraged to interact and learn with their children as they explore different hands-on projects and activities. 

The Pop-Up School van is generally scheduled during the mornings or afternoons, Monday-Friday.  There are occasional Saturday, evening, and Sunday events.

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LOOKING FOR A POP-UP SCHOOL IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?

Click the Schedule in the Menu to find out where our schools will be popping up in the community. 

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE POP-UP VAN?

If you would like to schedule a visit from our Pop-Up School Van for a community event, please contact Cathy A. Lesinski, Pop-Up School manager at catlesin@umflint.edu.

We are now scheduling for fall and winter events.

 

Past Events - September 2018

Gift Book Distribution

The UM-Flint Pop-Up School appreciates the families that take the time to participate with our program.  At many of our events, beautiful hard cover books are given away to each child who spends time learning through our play-based activities.

For Mar Nature Preserve

500+ children experienced a memorable field trip to For Mar Nature Preserve's "Bio Blitz" celebration on Friday, September 28, 2018!  Students were engaged in various activites such as nature hikes, experiences with live animals, visits with a DNR officer, water studies, and creating a make-and-take pumpkin life cycle project with the Pop-Up School.

Flint Farmer's Market

Families enjoyed the beautiful music, delicious smells, tasty treats, and family interaction at the Hispanic Festival on Friday, September 14, 2018.  Children visiting the Pop-Up School created beautiful Ojo de Dios (God's Eye) projects.