Arkansas Discovery Network Receives King Foundation Grant to Serve Delta Schools
The Arkansas Discovery Network announced today that it received a $25,000 grant from the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation that will pay to send “The Race for Planet ‘X’,” the network’s mobile museum, to visit sixth-graders in 32 counties in the Arkansas Delta.
Arkansas Discovery Network is a unique statewide museum partnership for which Museum of Discovery serves as hub. Its “The Race for Planet ‘X’” mobile museum is specifically designed to promote intriguing, hands-on STEM education to sixth-grade students in rural areas of Arkansas. By working through a series of nine exhibits, students become active learners. Teachers receive videos and in-classroom experiments to reinforce the Planet ‘X’ experience.
“We are grateful for the continued support of the King Foundation in supporting our efforts to bring interactive, museum-like experiences to communities in the Arkansas Delta,” said Kathleen Lawson, Arkansas Discovery Network Director. “This program lives beyond the day-visit to schools and includes an engaging classroom set of materials to further enhance STEM education for the students.”
“The Race for Planet ‘X’” will visit sixth-graders in the Delta throughout 2017. To learn more about scheduling the mobile museum, email firstname.lastname@example.org agile software development project management.