The Children’s Museum of Wilmington to Continue STEM All-Stars Outreach Program


DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON, NC – The Children’s Museum of Wilmington (CMoW) has received $22,828 in funding through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant MA-11-18-0403-18 to re-new our STEM All-Stars Outreach Program for the Spring of 2019 and 2020. The Museum will work with 20 third grade students from a local elementary school who show an interest and talent for STEM curriculum. The third grade group will visit the Museum for a variety of workshops comprised of STEM focused components. Students will learn about states of matter, the wonders of the solar system, various science career paths, and more through stimulating activities that complement the North Carolina Science Standard Curriculum. STEM All-Stars is centered on student learning and bringing the textbook concepts to life through investigative experiences.

“The Children’s Museum of Wilmington is delighted to be able to continue this STEM focused outreach with our local schools,” noted Jim Karl, Executive Director for the Museum. “Our experience with previous sessions has convinced us it is both needed and valued.”

The CMoW would like to thank IMLS who made this project possible. We would also like to thank the International School at Gregory for partnering with us once again to engage and inspire STEM among the community's youth.

“As centers of learning and catalysts of community change, libraries and museums connect people with programs, services, collections, information, and new ideas in the arts, sciences, and humanities,” said IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. “They serve as vital spaces where people can connect with each other. IMLS is proud to support their work through our grant making as they inform and inspire all in their communities.”

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services: The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s libraries and museums. We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grant making, research, and policy development. Their vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit https://www.imls.gov/, follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/USIMLS and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/us_imls.

About The Children’s Museum of Wilmington: The Children’s Museum of Wilmington is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that provides a safe and fun place where children can actively learn through creative and imaginative play. Comprised of three historic downtown Wilmington properties, the Museum offers 17,000 square feet and four floors of hands-on exhibits for children ages 0-10. Additionally, the Museum offers daily programs, grant funded community outreach, and special monthly events. For more information on everything the Museum has to offer, please visit www.playwilmington.org.

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