In collaboration with Museum staff, students from neighboring high schools volunteer to develop play-based science programs for our visitors. These "Green Teens" are trained by our STEM Initiatives Program Director to share the importance of the natural world and promote environmental advocacy through interactive education programs we call "STEM Explorers." Explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through fun, exploratory projects.
In person programs return to the Museum on Thursdays this Summer! See our calendar for details. Weekly activities are also shared on Facebook and Instagram on Sundays. You can also view the archive of past projects for more STEM inspiration:
The Importance of STEM
- Being introduced to STEM at a young age is important for both boys and girls. Learn more about the obstacles and what is being done to increase programming for young children.
- The Maker Movement combines hands-on fabrication, STEM and the humanities, which fosters a growing sense of curiosity among Makers. Many schools are building Maker Spaces and Fab Labs to give students a more comprehensive set of analytical skills.
- Is a scientist just someone who works in a lab all day long? Watch how neuroscientist Beau Lotto challenged the idea of who can meaningfully participate in science in his Ted Talk "Science is for Everyone."
Thanks to Our Sponsor
"STEM Explorers powered by Green Teens" is made possible with the support of National Grid.
Interested in becoming a Green Teen? Email our STEM Initiatives Program Director, Claire Flynn, at email@example.com.