Curriculum-Embedded STEM Experiences

Curriculum-embedded STEM experiences are meaningful field trips (or in-school experiences) that were designed to maximize the value to students. Since the experiences are built into the STEM curriculum, they are easier for teachers to plan and connect directly to what students are learning in their classes. Free transportation is made available to schools as funding allows.

Need: Students should have equitable access to meaningful STEM learning experiences.

Objective: Create a citywide registration, ticketing, and transportation system for curriculum-embedded STEM experiences that is user-friendly, centralized, and sustainable.

Metrics:

  • Number of students participating in each experience
  • Number and distribution of participating schools
  • How teachers rate each experience.

Current Status:

  • Number of student participants: 5,671 (3,916 students in 2018-2019, ~1,755 students in 2019-2020 with trips booked for 3,885 students prior to COVID-19 disruption)  
  • Eleven in-person experiences developed
    • K: Science Center
    • 1st: Baltimore Museum of Industry
    • 2nd: Great Kids Farm & Clyburn Arboretum
    • 3rd: Maryland Zoo
    • 4th: National Electronics Museum
    • 5th: Waterfront Partnership
    • 6th: National Aquarium
    • 7th: Science Center
    • 8th: BioEYES
    • 9th: Great Kids Farm or other water testing locations)
  • Five virtual experiences available
    • 1st: Baltimore Museum of Industry
    • 2nd: Great Kids Farm
    • 3rd: Maryland Zoo
    • 6th: National Aquarium
    • 8th: BioEYES

Co-chairs:

List of Members:

  • Mia Blom,┬áVisit Baltimore
  • Eric Davis, STEM Center of Excellence
  • Julia Di Bussolo, Art Everyday
  • Susan Dorsey, The Walters Art Gallery
  • Kevin Garner, Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Kelly Oglesbee, United Way
  • Joanna Pi-Sunyer, Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Stacey Van Horn, T. Rowe Price

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