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.
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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
An after-school program lead by faculty at Merrimack College that integrates physical activity and academic lessons in science and technology could have nationwide impact and become a model of innovation.
Grant fuels active science research