Explora Science Center & Children's Museum of Albuquerque

Log Number: CAGML-248080-OMLS-20

Explora Science Center & children's museum's "Resilience in the Face of Decay" project will focus on responding to the coronavirus pandemic through a three-part reopening plan, based on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Explora will train its staff on racial equity and cultural competency, asset-based community development, and COVID-19-safe practices. It will update its practices and program content, focusing on safe reopening and responding to community requests for health-related content. The museum will also fulfill a community need for trusted information, education, and connection by reviving its rural regional hubs. The museum will partner with the American Indian Science & Engineering Society, Project ECHO, Navajo Transitional Energy Company, Office of Diné Youth, and others to expand access to STEM-H learning and address the opportunity gap between Native children and their more advantaged peers-a gap that has widened during the pandemic.