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, second and third grade student, as well as all special education students in grades K-12, in the Westbury 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 


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

The Westbury STEM Partnership is supported by the generosity of these foundations and corporations:


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  • Charitable Lead Annuity Trust under the Will of Louis Feil
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • John and Janet Kornreich Charitable Foundation
  • Long Island Community Foundation
  • Marilyn Lichtman Foundation
  • Richmond County Savings Bank
  • Resorts World Gives
  • Frederic R. Coudert Foundation
  • New York Community Bank Foundation
  • The Marion O. and Maximilian E. Hoffman Foundation
  • Investors Foundation


  • Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP
  • EisnerAmper LLP
  • Catherine Fischer
  • Jennifer & Frank Marzano
  • PrestigePEO
  • Ruskin Moscou Faltischek PC
  • Saghari Architectural Service
  • Westerman Ball Ederer Miller Zucker & Sharfstein, LLP

Westbury STEM Partnership Impact since 2009

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