Science Technology Engineering and Math-Out-of-School Time (STEM-OST)

Date: 
Monday, December 1, 2014 to Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Summer and Extended Camps, Museum and Science Center Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Families | Parents/Caregivers | Educators/Teachers
Discipline: 
Engineering | Geoscience and geography | Health and medicine | Literacy | Mathematics | Physics | Space science
Organization:
Pacific Science Center
Description: 

Pacific Science Center will expand its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math—Out-of-School Time (STEM-OST) model to new venues in the Puget Sound region to improve science literacy and increase interest in STEM careers for youth. STEM-OST brings hands-on lessons and activities in physics, engineering, astronomy, mathematics, geology, and health to elementary and middle school children in underserved communities throughout the summer months. The center will modify lessons and activities to serve students in grades K-2, align the curriculum with the Next Generation Science Standards, and increase the number of Family Science Days and Family Science Workshops offered to enhance parent involvement in STEM learning. The program will employ a tiered mentoring approach with outreach educators, teens, and education volunteers to increase interest in STEM content and provide direct links between STEM and workforce preparedness.

Funder(s): 
IMLS
Funding Program: 
Museums for America
Award Number: 
MA-10-14-0253-14
Funding Amount: 
$149,847

Team Members

Ann McMahonPrincipal Investigator

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