What a blast we had at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s (SDCDM) first Family Space STREAM Night on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. In conjunction with our Outdoor Explorer series, a program designed to open doors for children to have a broader understanding of our natural world and a deeper connection with nature, SDCDM hosted a special Family STREAM Night with the month’s “Space” theme where families could explore various STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities throughout the Museum.
Special guests included NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassadors who were also representatives of Orange County Astronomers and Temecula Valley Astronomers. They provided telescopes to view the night sky and led a space talk with our families. Tsunami Intelligent AR/VR gave children a taste of the latest virtual reality technology, allowing children to explore a whole new world while right here in the Museum. The Escondido Public Library led a special storytime and promoted the importance of literacy and the services they provide the community.
STEM skills are essential to exercise for early learners to help them succeed in all other areas of their learning. Careers using these skills are also in high demand. Fostering your child’s natural curiosity and problem-solving skills is ever critical to prepare them for success. Visit SDCDM’s STREAM Stations daily from 12:15pm to 1:15pm in the Outdoor Art Studio to practice these skills. We invite you to further extend their learning by visiting our year-round exhibits that correspond to our monthly-themed STREAM-based activities. Be sure to review our other blogs about STEM learning to learn more.
Amanda Lee is the Director of Education at SDCDM. She has a passion for STREAM education, wildlife, and the outdoors. Her diverse experiences with both formal and informal education along with a B.A. in Education Best Practices, CA Preliminary Science Teaching Credential, and B.S. in Animal Science and minor in Psychology allows her a unique perspective and approach to the experiential, hands-on, learn-by-doing philosophy SDCDM aims to provide.