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Active Science

In the spring of 2014, along with a group of students from Merrimack College, Professor Kevin Finn and Dr. Kyle McInnis implemented the “Active Science” program into an after-school setting at the YMCA in Lawrence, MA.  “Active Science is a wellness program using experiential-based learning to increase physical activity and promote healthy nutrition behaviors among youth.

Active Science on WBZ4 News!

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 For more information, please visit the Active Science website.

Learned more about active science:

  • The success of Merrimack’s Active Science continues to grow under the leadership of Associate Dean of Health Sciences Kyle McInnis. Active Science, invented by McInnis in 2011, is an innovative social enterprise using experiential-based learning to increase physical activity and promote academic achievement among children. Founded in the City of Lawrence at the Merrimack Valley YMCA and now spreading across the U.S., the program focuses on underserved children and communities.
  • Backed by a significant grant from a major health-care foundation, a Merrimack College professor and the Merrimack Valley YMCA will expand a local initiative on child obesity nationwide.
  • Team Receives Prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant
  • Grant fuels active science research