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Fleet Science Center program helps San Diego students navigate distance learning

Posted at 12:07 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 15:07:22-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The Fleet Science Center is offering a program that helps San Diego students navigate their way through any challenges they face while distance learning.

Participating students will have to go through a health screening before entering the building at Balboa Park.

Once inside, classrooms are transformed into individual hubs. Students each have a workspace where they use their own electronic device to connect to their distance learning classrooms. Educators are there helping with any issues that may come up.

Andia Pebdani, the Youth Engagement Manager for the Fleet Science Center, said the idea of the hubs came from families who needed help juggling the work life with schools being closed.

“Some families don’t have the option at home, or it’s like, ‘I needed to do this so I can do my job, but I can also make sure my student is on the computer,’” said Pebdani.

During breaks, educators work on different science activities with the kids or they get tours of different parts of their museum since their doors are still closed to the public.

The cost for this program is $240-$270 a week depending on whether you have a membership with the center. Scholarships are also available.

The program’s hours are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

To sign up or for more information go to