Sausalito, CA – Today, the Bay Area Discovery Museum is participating in the White House Early Learning STEM Symposium in Washington, D.C. from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT. Karyn Flynn, CEO of the Bay Area Discovery Museum, will represent the Museum as one of a select group invited to take part in a discussion on early STEM education with White House officials, agency leaders, and selected stakeholders.
The White House, in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services and Invest in US, is hosting the event today to highlight the importance of promoting active science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning for our youngest children and to celebrate a broad range of public- and private-sector leaders committed to promoting STEM learning across the country.
In conjunction with this event, the White House released the Fact Sheet, “Advancing Active STEM Education for Our Youngest Learners,” where they recognized the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s commitment to increasing access to high-quality early STEM education through its Empowered Engineering initiative.
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is launching Empowered Engineering, an initiative designed to bring high-quality engineering experiences to young children. Empowered Engineering will reach underserved children through partnerships with Title I schools and community-based organizations. Over the next five years, the Bay Area Discovery Museum will reach an estimated 11 million students and teachers, in their community and throughout the country.
This will be achieved through facilitated school visit programs to the Museum, professional development workshops for teachers, and the launch of the first early childhood Fab Lab, and a Mobile Engineering Lab.
To watch the White House Early Learning STEM Symposium live, visit www.whitehouse.gov/live at 9 a.m. EDT on April 21.
For updates on the symposium, follow the Bay Area Discovery Museum on Twitter at @BayKidsMuseum or follow the event hashtag #STEMstartsEarly.
To view the complete White House Fact Sheet, “Advancing Active STEM Education for our Youngest Learners,” visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-and-releases.
For more information on the Bay Area Discovery Museum, visit www.BayKidsMuseum.org.
About the Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum has been at the forefront of early childhood education for 25 years, welcoming millions of children, parents, and teachers to its iconic site at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge on 7.5 acres of National Park land in Sausalito, CA. As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Museum’s mission is to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children. The Bay Area Discovery Museum is the only museum in the United States that combines a research division, a laboratory preschool, and comprehensive programming at the intersection of creativity development and STEM.