Tuesday, October 5, 2021

October 11: The Steam behind the STEAM at KidZone Museum

 Very young children are filled with curiosity and are relentless in their questions about how the world works. ‘Why is the sky blue?’, ‘Why do we have two eyes?’, ‘How do fish breathe?’ At a young age is when children need to begin their investigative journey in STEM, when their brain development is on warp speed. Please join Tahoe Silicon Mountain, a local network of entrepreneurs and professionals, on Monday, October 11th to hear Helen Pelster, Museum Board President Emeritus, and Carol Meagher, Museum Executive Director, as they lead us through how a child’s development in science, technology, engineering, art and math, (STEAM) skills requires hands on development.

Pelster and Meagher will share how the local Truckee KidZone Museum helps to create those hands-on experiences that build the brain's synapses that will allow their adult selves the ability to problem solve, communicate, create and use critical thinking skills. The audience will learn about the steam behind the STEAM programs in Truckee. 

Meagher is the Museum Executive Director and has been at the museum for 16 years. Meagher has built the Museum’s science programming from the ground up. The Museum staff continue to develop their STEAM programming with industry-leading partners, including the Exploratorium, Lawrence Hall of Science and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). Pelster is a computer scientist, mom, educator, ultra-marathoner, and volunteer.

Please join us on Monday, October 11, at 5:00 PM online at bit.ly/YouTubeTSM. The event will be available on YouTube as a livestream and after the event. Livestream for this event starts at 5:00 PM on bit.ly/YouTubeTSM, or log onto YouTube and search for Tahoe Silicon Mountain. 

The audience will be able to submit questions online during the presentation.

A suggested donation of $5.00 will help TSM to defray the expenses of live streaming the event.

You can find us at TahoeSiliconMountain.com or sign up for email meeting announcements here: http://bit.ly/TSMEmail