Discovery Center Museum
Log Number: ARPML-250795-OMLS-22
The Discovery Center Museum will enhance classroom learning and mitigate student learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic by delivering a suite of STEM-focused programming for students enrolled in afterschool programs at ten at-risk elementary schools. Museum staff will visit each school two times per month, reaching approximately 100 students in each program with hands-on, interactive STEM activities that enhance their classroom work. To engage families, the museum will host one two-hour Family Night at each elementary school, offering hands-on, STEM based activities to students and their family members. Finally, each afterschool program will make a free STEM-focused field trip to the museum where students can extend their science learning. The project is designed to spark an interest in and build confidence with STEM to support increased student achievement in these subject areas.