Scholarship Tours and Community Outreach

Wow, it’s been a busy spring here at the Museum. We opened our new exhibit, Creepy Crawlies, we’ve been implementing new programs like our Girl Scout overnight campout, and we have hundreds of local students coming for field trips every week!

But our work isn’t just what you see contained within the Museum walls. Community outreach is a vital part of our Museum mission. Having a presence at special events is a great way for us to meet our community as well as get exposure to people who aren’t familiar with the Museum yet. A few weeks ago we had a booth at the Baby and Kidz Expos in Pasadena and Costa Mesa, and we’ll also be at Imaginology- Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! at the OC Fair and Event Center this Friday.

Another important part of outreach is our grant-funded scholarship program. Qualified schools receive an in-class workshop taught by Museum staff, free admission to the Museum, and a bus voucher for their transportation. In the pictures below, you can see some excited students in our earthquake-themed 2nd grade workshop. They’re using marshmallows and toothpicks to build structures which are then placed on a Jell-O tray to simulate an earthquake. The workshops are created to reflect Next Generation Science Standards, so we get to learn while we have fun. We’re very grateful to be able to offer these learning opportunities to K-2 students in our community!

   A limited number of scholarships are available. The interest list opens every August for the coming school year.Only Title 1 schools may apply. For California Science Quest scholarships, contact Kristine at ksmith@lahabraca.gov. For On the Road to Energy Conservation (OTREC) or H2O Here We Go! (La Habra school district only), please contact Eden at echung@lahabra.gov. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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