Sausalito, CA – Google is funding STEM Field Trip Day for 1,200 Bay Area students at the Bay Area Discovery Museum on Monday, May 2, in Sausalito from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PST. Due to Google’s generous support, the Museum is welcoming TK – 3rd grade students, along with their teachers and chaperones, to participate in facilitated STEM programming. Lunch and transportation to and from the Museum will be provided.
Students will be coming from Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). There will be seven different schools, with 50 classes, coming from: Markham Elementary (OUSD), Encompass Academy (OUSD), Community United (OUSD), Jean Parker Elementary (SFUSD), Manzanita SEED (OUSD), Bridges Academy at Melrose (OUSD), and Novato Youth Center. The Museum will be closed to the public for the event.
“Young students and teachers will have exclusive access to our child-directed, STEM-focused Museum exhibitions and programs intended to build the creativity and problem-solving skills that are critical for academic success,” says Karyn Flynn, CEO of the Bay Area Discovery Museum.
In addition to participating in facilitated STEM programs, students and teachers will get access to the world’s first early childhood Fab Lab before it opens on May 14. The Fab Lab is a maker space with digital fabrication technology such as 3D printers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters. The Museum will be the first to pioneer meaningful use of such technologies with children 10 and under.
Teachers will also receive a special take-home STEM kit to bring back to their classrooms at the end of the day.
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.