Inspired Chefs: A Child-centered Exploration of Food, STEAM & Health

Date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to Thursday, August 31, 2023
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Chemistry | Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | Health and medicine
Organization:
Hands On Children's Museum
Description: 

The Hands On Children’s Museum will conduct an “Inspired Chefs” program that responds to community demand for children’s cooking education, promotes early STEAM learning, and supports the museum’s Good for You! Healthy Lifestyles initiative. The Inspired Chefs programming will include cooking classes and cooking camps for children and youth. They also plan to organize a new kitchen tools pop-up exhibit and redesign a garden shed in the children’s garden on the museum property to support seed-to-table programming. Community partners will include the Olympia Farmers Market, native plant and food educators, local chefs, and students from South Puget Sound Community College’s culinary program.

Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
Museums for America
Award Number: 
MA-249124-OMS-21
Funding Amount: 
$202,429

Team Members

Amanda WilkeningAmanda WilkeningPrincipal Investigator

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