Bright Minds Initiative Encourages STEM Learning in Young Children
The Children's Museum of Wilmington partners with the Baby Hospital Foundation to bring science, technology, engineering, and math education to area schools.
Wilmington, NC- The Children's Museum of Wilmington (CMoW) is partnering with the Baby Hospital Foundation for their annual Bright Minds initiative. This program has already reached over 1,200 children with past endeavors. The program will enter its third year after previously reaching 1,200 students. This year we are prepared to reach teach over 600 first-graders as part of our community outreach mission. These 600 students come from 7 different schools, 5 of which are Title 1 schools from Pender, Brunswick, and New Hanover County. Our educators will teach a one-hour lesson that adheres to NC Essential Standards. Students will also be given a free pass to visit the Museum with their families. The objective is to encourage young minds to engage in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lessons. Teachers can choose one of three lessons that best suits their lesson plan: organisms, forces and motion, and soil samples. Bright Minds stresses the importance of acquainting children with STEM and creating an interest that we hope will stay with them for years to come.