It’s Back to School Season at the Bay Area Discovery Museum

Now is a great time to book a BADM school visit for the 2019-2020 academic year

Sausalito, CA – School is back in session around the Bay Area, and academic planning is in full swing. As parents, teachers, and students prepare for another year of creative learning and growth, the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM)’s School and Community Partnerships team is getting ready for another year of school visits and class field trips.

During the school year, BADM’s SCP team offers three unique opportunities for teachers and administrators throughout the Bay Area to share high-quality, STEM-based learning experiences with students in Kindergarten through fifth grade and their families.

STEM Workshops
During BADM’s STEM Workshop programs, students, teachers, and chaperones experience science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts brought to life. STEM Workshops are facilitated by BADM’s dynamic team of museum educators, and provide a hands-on, multisensory exploration of STEM content. During programs like Fairy Tale Engineering, Light and Shadow, or Bridge Builders, students collaborate to take risks, problem solve, and think through creative solutions to STEM-based challenges. STEM Workshops can happen on-site at BADM or at Bay Area school and libraries, and all workshop topics are aligned to Next Generation Science Standards.

DIY Visits
Discover-It-Yourself (DIY) Visits are the best option for schools interested in booking a field trip to BADM so that their students can explore the museum at their own pace. These self-guided BADM visits include timed museum entry and departure at a discounted rate. Classrooms have 2.5 hours to independently explore BADM’s exhibits and programs, and the flexibility to design their museum experience so that it fulfills the educational needs and interests of their students.

Try It Truck Visits
Visits from the Try It Truck, BADM’s engineering-lab-on-wheels, are a creative way to get young learners excited about engineering. Students will explore a variety of hands-on stations that feature engineering design challenges for students to work through, as well as hand tools and high-tech tools that they can practice using. These engineering activities happen both on and off the Truck, and empower students to use BADM’s unique engineering design process, Think, Make, Try ®. Try It Truck visits are aligned to engineering standards, and can happen on-site at schools, libraries, and community centers throughout the Bay Area.

All of BADM’s school and community program offerings are available to book now for the 2019-2020 school year. Additional information, including pricing and scholarship information, is available here.

Thank you to Oracle for their support of our Try It Truck and STEM Workshop Programs in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, and to Oracle employee volunteers for their support of Try It Truck programs throughout the Bay Area.

We are also grateful to our institutional Try It Truck supporters: The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Infosys Foundation USA, the Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation, the Koret Foundation, the Broadcom Foundation, the Jerry Cohen Foundation, and the Kinder Morgan Foundation.

Thank you as well to our institutional School Visits scholarship supporters, including Wells Fargo, Matthews Asia, the Bernard Osher Foundation, Anonymous, BlackRock, First Republic Bank, and MUFG Bank Foundation.

About the Bay Area Discovery Museum
The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a children’s museum in Sausalito that applies the latest research to develop early learning experiences that inspire and build creative problem-solving skills in children, transforming the way they learn and the way they contribute to the world. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the museum provides STEM-focused, inquiry driven experiences that develop creativity and conceptual thinking, critical components of problem solving. BayAreaDiscoveryMuseum.org

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