Are you interested in making your library programs more equitable, where all patrons can “see themselves” in your STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities?
STAR Net is teaming up with the Emmy-award winning PBS SciGirls to explore the importance of gender equitable programs where all patrons can develop positive STEAM identities. Be part of the change in closing the gender gap by offering empowering programs and activities that strengthen girls’ interest and confidence in STEAM, and learn strategies that use the latest research in engaging all patrons in science learning.
This webinar will include an activity demonstration for you to follow along at home. To participate, please have the following household items handy:
- At least three materials from this list: Plastic wrap, tissues, paper towels, plastic bags, tissue paper, coffee filters, handkerchiefs
- 1 toy minifigure (LEGO, for example)
- String or thread
- Paper and pencil
Keliann Laconte, professional development manager, National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute
Claire Ratcliffe, education coordinator, National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute
Brooks Mitchell, education coordinator, National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute
Kristin Pederson, STEM project development and communications, SciGirls
Niki Becker, STEM media and education specialist, SciGirls