Military Libraries Division - Open Community

STEM for All Library Programs

  • 1.  STEM for All Library Programs

    Posted 08-02-2019 12:42
    Colleagues,  The resource noted below has a wide variety of STEM programs and projects.  It could be a source to bring more "traffic" to your library.   STEM isn't just for kids or Summer Programs.  Some Base and Post Military Libraries have robust, ongoing activities. Special Libraries could do this, too.  Remember those Brown Bag Lunches?  It doesn't take much!


    Source:  The Scout Report, Aug 2, 2029, Volume 25, Number 31

    Recommend that you check out this Poster for a quick overview of the kinds of information, projects, videos, etc. available.


    STEM educators and researchers interested in engaging with the public may find Informal Science to be a valuable resource. Informal Science features a diverse collection of pedagogical resources designed to help support STEM educators in lifelong learning environments beyond formal classrooms. Here, readers will find a "portal to project, research and evaluation resources designed to support and connect the informal STEM education community in museums, media, public programs and a growing variety of learning environments." The homepage features an interface where visitors may search Informal Science's collection of resources by a variety of fields such as learning environment (e.g. theater programs or conferences), audience (e.g. pre-K children or policymakers), or discipline (e.g. art or mathematics). The menu bar at the top facilitates browsing through their guides on developing projects, conducting research using informal STEM education, and evaluating projects. Informal Science is funded by the National Science Foundation and operated by the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education.

    Sharon Lenius
    [Federal Librarian - Retired]
    'Tolle Lege!' ('Take up and read')