Team Observer at SCTC Family Craft Day
Joseph V. Sowmick - June 17, 2016
Team Observer was on location June 16 at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College for Family Craft Day. The SCTC Family Craft Day program is supported by grants from the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
SCTC Interim Grants and Special Projects Coordinator Gena Qualls mentions Family Craft Day is one of several summer events planned by SCTC. “Family Craft Day is an informal family event that helps to promote parent, child bonding and introduces the whole family to SCTC. It is our hope that the community feels that they are welcome here and a part of the Tribal College,” Qualls said. “Shuna Stevens is our new Extension Office Coordinator and with this grant she hopes to provide more community events such as our craft day.”
The SCTC STEM Club Summer Camp with STEM Recruiter/Equity Grant Project Director Kathy Hart has their kickoff planned for Tuesday, June 21 with a tie dye art program. “There has been a change this year, SCTC STEM Camp is on Tuesdays (3rd – 6th grades) and Thursdays (7th grade and up) in the evening from 6-8 pm at the Tribal College,” Hart said. “Parents can attend the camp with their children and join in on the fun or they can drop them off and have a night out to go to dinner.”
A full story on the SCTC Family Craft Day will be featured in the July issue and Team Observer will be covering events connected to the Saganing Powwow this weekend (Pinconning Cheesy Parade starts at 11 a.m. with Powwow Grand Entry at 1 p.m. Saturday).
SCTC Family Craft Day