Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention

Log Number: ARPML-250929-OMLS-22

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, in Gainesville, Florida, will hire an additional outreach educator and a partnership coordinator to expand its reach into underserved rural communities using its mobile museum and lab. This work aims to close major achievement gaps for underserved students—which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic—by providing critical STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) experiences that foster creativity and develop an inventive mindset. The museum will partner with four community-based organizations to provide on-site STEAM experiences for children in early learning programs through middle school. The majority of these youth will be from Title I and rural community schools throughout the county. The museum will evaluate the program’s success through bimonthly meetings.