WHAT: Nearly 125 Rancho Santa Gertrudes Elementary School students will take part in a four-day science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) Enrichment Program that leads youngsters to discover new programs and career pathways.

Open to all Rancho students in second grade or above, the program will unfold during four Saturdays. Under the instruction of select Rancho teachers, participants may explore fields like robotics, computer coding, journalism, computer skills and art. After students select their areas of interest, they will work with schoolmates to complete fun exercises and projects, like printing a mock school newspaper or designing a webpage.

The program is designed to help children excel beyond their daily curriculum while finding new passions and interests that can lead them down a path of success.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 28; Saturday, Feb. 11; Saturday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, April 8.

WHERE: Rancho Santa Gertrudes Elementary School, 11233 Charlesworth Road, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

DETAILS: Rancho began its STEAM Enrichment Program in 2013. The programs follows the District’s commitment to arts and sciences and helps prepare students for the STEAM Academy at Los Nietos Middle School.

LNMS hosted a STEAM Festival in November that introduced more than 400 fifth- and sixth-graders from Rancho, Aeolian and Ada. S. Nelson elementary schools to the middle school curriculum.

The STEAM Academy offers diverse coursework, including electives in computer coding, digital yearbook production, beginning and intermediate band, as well as drawing and painting.

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Contact Jahmal Corner for more information at (206) 579-4432.