In addition to enhancing students’ understanding of how energy works, the initiative centers on creating excitement about future careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It also promotes environmental stewardship and protection of natural ecosystems.
The program has a two-part structure, with teachers first attending a one-day workshop to outline a set of exercises for students at the museum. After that, students visit HMNS and participate in hands-on activities designed to get them excited about energy-related ideas and careers. The results? Students are more engaged, and teachers are equipped with new, fresh techniques to keep kids interested in science and STEM-related fields.