Making Across Cultures

Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 to Thursday, December 31, 2020
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Pre-K Children (0-5) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Families | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Art, music, and theater | Engineering | General STEM | Technology
Organization:
KID Museum
Description: 

KID Museum will develop and test a framework for working with community organizations to design learning experiences and create a facilitation guide for integrating cultural appreciation with maker-based learning. Building on its established Cultural Days programming, the museum will partner with four organizations that represent the region's largest ethnic populations. Together, they will plan, design, prototype, and refine new programs and experiences for children ages 4 to 14 and their families. The project team will adapt an IMLS-funded STEM-expert co-development model to develop and present cultural programs both at the museum and in the community. The project team will evaluate and refine the programs through visitor surveys. The museum will share the resulting framework and facilitation guide with other informal learning spaces to support the implementation of similar programs.

Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
Inspire! Grants for Small Museums
Award Number: 
MA-15-19-0073-19
Funding Amount: 
$49,967

Team Members

Amanda Puerto ThorneAmanda Puerto ThornePrincipal Investigator

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