International Museum of Art and Science
Log Number: ARPML-250736-OMLS-22
The International Museum of Art and Science will engage elementary students in the McAllen Independent School District with hands-on science activities and problem-solving, helping bridge the learning gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs will align with state education standards and help prepare students for the state science exam. Previous science programming led by the museum resulted in students' increased interest and retention of science facts, as indicated by teacher evaluations. The museum will provide each student with a voucher to visit the museum free of charge and extend their science learning. Teachers will learn engagement and reflection techniques modeled by museum staff that can contribute to a more collaborative learning environment in the classroom. Additionally, museum staff will participate in professional development training that supports their development and delivery of education programs.