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Celebrating Diversity in Partnership with the Science Museum

posted on Mon, Jan 30 2017 5:01 pm by Amy B.

Above: Project SUCCESS Students use microscopes to dissect and learn about larvae at the Science Museum.

This winter, Project SUCCESS is excited to partner with the Science Museum of Minnesota on their Science Fusion events to celebrate diversity in science.

We’ve brought more than 100 students and family members from five of our partner middle schools to learn about Minnesotan role models in science through African Americans in Science, ¡Amantes de la Ciencia! and American Indians in Science. Students from Olson, Jefferson, Anne Sullivan, Anwatin, and Franklin Middle Schools in Minneapolis have had a fantastic time exploring the events so far! The fourth and final event, Asian Americans in Science, is coming up on February 4, 2017.

These afternoons bring learning to life for students and help to make the connection between their passions and interests and setting goals for successful futures. Science Fusion showcases the best and brightest scientists, inventors and educators in Minnesota in the spirit of community, diversity, creativity and science. The museum offers hands-on activities, giving students a chance to learn about science careers through interactive displays and presentations.

"Science Fusion days provide a powerful opportunity to highlight diverse role models in important career fields for Project SUCCESS students,” notes Adrienne Diercks, Project SUCCESS Executive Director. “We believe in the power of experiential learning, and what could be more hands-on than getting a chance to put on lab coats and goggles and dissect larvae?"

Above: A Project SUCCESS family from Olson Middle School with PS volunteer, Deb Most.

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