Free STEM Traveling Exhibition Available

It’s a good day for librarians looking for free traveling exhibitions! Earlier we shared a Civil War exhibition, and now we’re diving into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Harvard University/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is looking for a few libraries that might be interested in hosting a lightweight, portable STEM multidisciplinary exhibit about universal physics concepts in 2013. Here, There, and Everywhere is a NASA-funded program that consists of a series of exhibitions, posters, and supporting hands-on activities that use analogies to teach STEM. They have been developed to provide multigenerational and family-friendly content in both English and Spanish to small community centers, libraries, and under-resourced small science centers. The purpose of the program is to connect cross-cutting science content in Earth and planetary sciences and astrophysics with everyday phenomena, helping to demonstrate the universality of physical laws and the connection between our everyday world and the universe to members of the public who may not identify strongly with science.

The exhibit is self-insured by the Smithsonian and includes ten two-sided banner stands measuring 33.5" wide by 85" tall; a desk-height activity stand; a laptop; a large, 48" advertising banner; a small box of hands-on activities; and print products (educational posters, bookmarks, postcard-sized handouts, and lithographs) for distribution to visitors. More information can be found on the Here, There, and Everywhere website. Shipping charges are covered.

To find out more or to apply for the exhibition, please contact Kim Arcand at kkowal@cfa.harvard.edu.

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