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.

 

Looking for "Family Fun" in Genesee County this summer for little to no cost?

Check out these family friendly activities occuring in the Flint area.

Family Fun

Past Events - May

Shelter of Flint

Chamomile playdough and the cycle of the butterfly inspired this beautiful imprint created by a young man at the Shelter of Flint, on Monday, May 14, 2018

For Mar Nature Preserve

The birds have come home for the summer, and what better place to come see them then at For Mar Nature Preserve.  That is just what families did on Saturday, May 12, 2018.  The Pop-Up School kept kids busy creating beautiful bird nests and treats for the birds.

Community Resource Fair - Carriage Town

Kids visiting the Community Resource Fair at Carriage Town with their parents on Thursday, May 10, 2018, explored the life cycles of the frog and the butterfly.  

Applewood

The weather was interesting during the 2018 opening days of Applewood.  On Wednesday, May 3, 2018, we had torents of rain, on Thursday, May 4, 2018, Applewood closed early due to strong winds, but Saturday, May 5, 2018, was sunny and beautiful.  Just in time to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with maracas.