Log Number: MA-251708-OMS-22

Explora will undertake a collaborative project with the City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department, Fathers New Mexico, and the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps to address the community’s need for outdoor family learning experiences and the achievement gaps faced by children and families of color. The project team will build upon a well-tested engagement strategy including listening sessions and community design charrettes to create culturally relevant STEAM activities and exhibits that transform the city’s Tiguex Park into a “Family Science Park.” They will develop science lessons that families can use on their own at the park, supported by extension activities on Explora’s website and in the museum. The project will increase STEAM confidence within community members, particularly young fathers of color, by engaging them in the process of building, prototyping, and installing activities.