Inspiring Innovative-Thinking through K-5 STEAM Programs in Teton County, Wyoming

September 1st, 2020 - August 31st, 2022 | PROJECT

The Jackson Hole Children’s Museum will expand its K–5th grade STEAM programs, which serve more than 1,300 students in Teton County School District #1. The STEAM programs provide inquiry-based, hands-on programming to all K–5 District students in accordance with the Wyoming State Science Standards. An additional 500 students are reached through homeschool groups, summer school, childcare and therapy organizations, and nearby Idaho schools. Each two-hour program opens with interactive, student-centered, scientific method lab stations. Students are then challenged to use newly acquired vocabulary and knowledge to complete a hands-on building project. The program is designed to contribute to increasing science and engineering literacy in the community and to support the development of students’ 21st century skills.

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Team Members

Anna Luhrmann, Principal Investigator, Jackson Hole Children's Museum


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Inspire! Grants for Small Museums
Award Number: IGSM-245602-OMS-20
Funding Amount: $50,000


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Art | music | theater | General STEM | Literacy
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs