Earth/Space Family Science Night - Museum of Discovery and Science
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Earth/Space Family Science Night is a low-cost, high-impact way to bring families together to enjoy a quality educational experience together. Led by Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) Educators, Earth/Space Family Science Night uses materials that align with national education standards to complement classroom instruction. Family Science Night programs offered hands on experiments with multiple demonstration stations that engage families and students through scientific inquiry. Each station is built with customized materials and led by Museum STEM Teachers.
To present STEM events as an outing for the whole family to enjoy
To build excitement for science that encourages the student’s curiosity and motivates learning in new and fun ways.
To cultivate a positive relationship among parents and children to strengthen the student’s support system.
The target audience for this program included multi-generational families from underserved low-income populations, students within Title 1 schools, and underrepresented LGBTQ+ youth and their families.
Recommendations for future implementations
For this type of program, it is encouraged to foster strong school partnerships that can provide the easiest access to deliver science themed nights hosted within underserved communities.