Log Number: ARPML-250948-OMLS-22
Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah, will establish the Education Explorers program to bring the institute's programs to the community and combat learning loss due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The institute recognizes that, for many, in-person visits are challenging due to distance, cost, limited free time, or not having access to reliable transportation. It will partner with other nonprofits, community organizations, and schools to expand its STEM education programs to community organizations and schools. Programs will cover entomology, paleontology, robotics, environmental science, agriculture, Makerspace, and more. This project will serve low-income and marginalized Utah populations to increase students' critical thinking skills and curiosity, promote higher academic achievement, and improve social/emotional skills.