A Closer Look (Science)

10:00am-11:30am Wednesdays     Ages 7-9

Children are scientists at heart.  Their world is a giant lab and every day is an experiment. This year we will cover biology in the fall, physics in the winter, and astronomy in the spring. Students will work using the scientific method, journal writing, and observations.  We will have ample time for experiments, working with microscopes, and exploring through hands-on science projects.  We are planning to visit an observatory, take a field trip, and participate in the NYCHEA science fair in May. 

Teacher: Tinamarie Panyard

Tinamarie Panyard is a professional storyteller (and mom to her delightful daughter Lottie). She has been working with children and adults throughout the country for over 25 years.  She spent 20 years in New York public and private schools as a teaching artist working with children and families, teaching geography, cultural studies, facilitating literacy, family literacy workshops and community building through drama, puppetry, mask making and storytelling.  Tinamarie has toured through schools around the country working with children on violence prevention and literacy programs. She was the Fringe Jr. Director of the New York International Fringe Festival for three years.  She also did a stint on Wall Street as a corporate writer. She has been the Operating Director of Different Directions since 2013.


Fall 2018: $325 + $20 materials fee

Sept. 12th, 26th; Oct. 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st; Nov. 7th, 14th, 28th; Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th (13 days)

(No Classes Sept. 19th Yom Kippur, Nov. 21st Day before Thanksgiving)


Winter 2019: $250 + $20 material fee

Jan. 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th; Feb. 6th, 13th, 27th; March 6th, 13th, 20th (10 days)

(No Classes Feb. 20th Winter Break)


Spring 2019: $250 + $20 materials fee

March 27th; April 3rd, 10th, 17th; May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; June 5th (10 days)

(No Classes April 24th Spring Break)