Children's Museum Tucson
Log Number: ARPML-250801-OMLS-22
Children's Museum Tucson will partner with Title I schools, community organizations, and libraries to deliver virtual outreach programs with accompanying hands-on activity kits to elementary students throughout the region. The COVID-19 pandemic sharply highlighted the need for educational resources that support families, children, and educators in non-traditional formats and informal educational environments. During the pandemic, the museum shifted its programming to provide bilingual STEM, literacy and arts-based engagement to elementary classrooms and community organizations in an interactive virtual format. Educators may select from a variety of lesson themes aligned with Arizona Academic Standards. Lessons are led by museum educators in either English or Spanish language formats and include live virtual engagement and hands-on activity kits. Demand for this programming has increased, and this project will provide more than 10,000 students in grades pre-K-6 with access to these resources.