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Discovery Network

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The Discovery Network, a statewide program of the Museum of Discovery, was initiated in 2006 with funding from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. More than $14,000,000 has been awarded from the Reynolds Foundation and other donors over the years to support the goal of making hands-on, interactive STEM learning more accessible to the state’s school children and their families. The Network provides high-quality professional development and training opportunities to its members’ educational staff. Essentially, the Discovery Network is the way in which the Museum of Discovery supports other educational entities in their efforts to bring quality STEM education to its learners.

Each of the members, together, is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational experience to the children, families and teachers of Arkansas. This is accomplished, in part, through engaging interactive custom exhibits, ongoing contact with advisory groups, teacher workshops, mobile making/tinkering kits, and networking with other museums, libraries and community centers in the state and throughout the country. All these efforts will contribute to a unique synergy of systems that cannot fail to improve the quality educational experiences in Arkansas.

2023 Workshops

Professional development is offered for formal and informal educators and includes hands-on and interactive STEM education on variety of topics. Check out our upcoming 2023 workshops below.

Seuss Science Workshop 

A special workshop, this will be; STEM learning is easy, you will soon see! We will hop into the fantastical world of Dr. Seuss books, all while blending hands-on exploration into his silly writing hooks. Join us for this fun mix of literacy and STEM, we promise this session is sure to be a gem!

January 24 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | In person workshop at the Museum of Discovery | Register

House of Mouse Magic Workshop

Explore, learn, and create with STEM activities inspired by the world’s most famous mouse. Turn any space into the most magical place on earth and leave with the pedagogy and resources that will have you thinking STEAM means “hakuna matata!”

February 17 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | In person workshop at the Museum of Discovery | Register

Episode Three: Revenge of the STEM Workshop 

In a workshop far, far away…educators discovered the light and dark side of science. Join us for an out of this world day of jedi training, galactic exploration, and hyper-speed STEM learning.

March 13 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | In person workshop at the Museum of Discovery | Register

Cool Chemistry Workshop Workshop

In a workshop far, far away…educators discovered the light and dark side of science. Join us for an out of this world day of jedi training, galactic exploration, and hyper-speed STEM learning.

April 11 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | In person workshop at the Museum of Discovery | Register

Musical Mayhem Workshop

Have you ever wanted to learn to surf…sound waves? Come to this workshop and build your brains and educator skills while grooving to some science and tunes. We’ll explore the connections between music, sound and STEM through hands-on investigation and practical materials. No musical experience needed.

May 15 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | In person workshop at the Museum of Discovery | Register

For more information, contact Brittney Kugler at bkugler@museumofdiscovery.org

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