The Westbury STEM Partnership is a school-museum teaching model which expands the District's science, engineering, technology and math program beyond the confines of the classroom and utilizes the Museum as a resource to students, teachers and families. Through the program, LICM becomes an extension of the classroom. By enhancing classroom learning, students gain a deeper understanding of the curriculum. The program serves every first and second grade student in the Westbury School District.

The Westbury STEM Partnership introduces the concept of inquiry-based learning - where students develop critical thinking and analytical skills.  Strategies employed in the program provide students with sustained and repeated access to interactive, creative learning experiences while helping educators meet state-mandated learning standards. Students and teachers are engaged in LICM's learning environment for multiple-visit programs that are unique and designed to enable discovery, ignite curiosity and celebrate success.

“Many of my students expressed how these were the best days ever!"  - Westbury STEM teacher 

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Fish Dissection Workshop - exploring adaptation, anatomy and the food chain

Teachers and administration inside Museum exhibit.

Professional Development – teachers learn to use LICM exhibits as extension of classroom

Children dressed up as different types of bugs.

Community Nights at LICM - a year-end celebration for children, parents and teachers

This program is made possible by the generous support of:

  • The Gertrude and Louis Feil Family
  • John and Janet Kornreich Charitable Foundation
  • American Honda Foundation 
  • Bemis Foundation 
  • New York Community Bank Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation 

Add your support of this community program by contacting the development office at development@licm.org or (516) 224-5813.