Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Log Number: CAGML-247885-OMLS-20

In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will adapt its mobile makerspace program to deliver STEM education to 45,000 youth from diverse, at-risk populations with high rates of poverty and lower rates of educational attainment. The museum's TECH Truck Program consists of three mobile makerspaces providing hands-on, interactive STEM-based experiences focused on skills such as creative problem solving, iterative design, and technological literacy. Currently designed for community-based educational activities in large group settings, the museum will convert these programs to in-person and virtual formats that require minimal handling of materials by more than one person and increased social distancing capabilities for the comfort and safety of participants. The program is designed to help tackle educational inequities by bringing hands-on STEM education activities directly to communities in the North Texas region.