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.

Inspiring Students:  An Educator’s Viewpoint 

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 in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Institute of Museum & Library Servicesand by the generous support of:

  • National Grid LogoLead funder since 2013
  • Guru Krupa logo
  • Richmond County Savings Foundation
  • The Gertrude and Louis Feil Family Foundation
  • Resorts World Gives
  • John and Janet Kornreich Charitable Foundation
  • J-POWER USA
  • Frederick R. Coudert Foundation
  • New York Community Bank Foundation
  • Investors Foundation
  • PSEG Foundation

Underwriters:  Adelphi University, Nassau Live Center LLC, Squad Security, Stasi Brothers Asphalt Corp., Valley National Bank

Westbury STEM Partnership Impact since 2009

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