Public libraries are invited to apply by September 18 to host one of three STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) traveling exhibitions:
- Explore Earth: Our Changing Planet will focus on local earth science topics — such as weather, the water cycle and ecosystem changes — as well as a global view of our changing planet. The primary message of the exhibition is that the global environment changes — and is changed by — the local environment of all host communities.
- Explore Space: Our Solar System and Beyond helps visitors answer the age-old questions: Where did we come from, and are we alone? The exhibition will teach audiences about our universe, including how stars and planetary systems form and the role that gravity plays in our universe.
- Explore Tech: Engineers Make a World of Difference shows how engineering provides solutions to better meet human needs and develops sustainable innovations for the future. It features hands-on and multimedia components that allow exhibit visitors to interact with content in a dynamic way, encouraging new perspectives about engineers and their vital work.
Only 200 square feet of space is required to host these exhibits. Grantees will receive the exhibits at no charge and a cash grant to defray programming costs as well as other supporting materials.
The Explore Exhibits are organized by Space Science Institute’s National Center for Interactive Learning, the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, the Lunar and Planetary Instituteand the Afterschool Alliance. This project was made possible through the support of a grant from theNational Science Foundation.
Applications must be submitted by September 18.