Google to fund visits for 1,000 Bay Area kids to Museum for STEM programming, Fab Lab sneak peek
November 25, 2015, Sausalito, CA – The Bay Area Discovery Museum today announced its first STEM Field Trip Day, made possible through the generous support of Google. On Monday, December 14, a day closed to the public, the Museum will open its doors to over 1000 TK – 2nd grade Bay Area students and their teachers to participate in facilitated STEM programming. Lunch and transportation will also be provided.
In addition to participating in STEM programs like “Fort Building” and “Fairy Tale Engineering” with their students, teachers will get a sneak peek at the world’s first early childhood Fab Lab. A Fab Lab is a high tech maker space with computers and machines like 3D printers and laser cutters, and the Museum will be the first to pioneer meaningful use of these tools with the youngest learners: children ages 3 to 10. Teachers will also leave with a special STEM kit to bring back to their classrooms at the end of the day.
“We are thrilled to host our first STEM Field Trip Day and grateful for Google’s support in allowing us to welcome so many children who have never been to the Museum before,” says Karyn Flynn, CEO of the Bay Area Discovery Museum. “Young students and teachers will have exclusive access to our child-directed, STEM-focused exhibitions and programs intended to build the creativity and problem-solving skills that are critical for academic success.”
Students will arrive from both Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), and limited spots are available for other school districts. If your classroom is interested in attending, please contact Cami Gordon, programs for schools & teachers, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (415) 339 – 3963.
About Bay Area Discovery Museum
Located in Sausalito, CA, the Bay Area Discovery Museum annually welcomes 300,000 children ages 0 to 8, parents, and teachers to its early childhood education campus. The mission of the Museum is to ignite and advance creative thinking for all children. Our goal is to reach 1 million children a year – onsite at the Museum, in the community, and nationally through our research-based Center for Childhood Creativity – and give them a better start to life. For more information about the Bay Area Discovery Museum, please visit www.BayKidsMuseum.org.