STEM for All: Unconventional approaches can extend the reach of science and natural history museums

My latest article—an opinion piece—just came out in Museum magazine (January 2014 issue). In it, I talk about a variety of initiatives that extend science education/communication beyond the walls of museums. The digital edition is available to members of the American Alliance of Museums.

6,000 STEM Activities

The Foundation for Early Learning in Seattle has a summary of the year’s “Uni” Project (a portable STEM “museum” for kids). They estimate that kids did 6,000 STEM activities during 20 different Uni events. We learned a lot from the kids, their parents, and the volunteer facilitators – I’m eager …

Prototyping for the Uni Project

I’ve always wondered if a “little free science museum” was a viable idea, so when I read about the Uni Project in New York, I was very excited. The Uni is a portable reading room, but could easily be adapted to offer mini exhibits and hands-on activities instead of or in addition to books. Long story short, my prototype activity “How Old is Old?” debuted on the east coast recently – read about it here!