Resources for Emerging and Established Leaders
From climate change to threats to human health and access to clean water, the majority of challenges facing society today – and their solutions – are rooted in STEM. More and more libraries are responding to the need to increase science literacy and support 21st century skills, such as critical thinking, by adding to STEM programs for patrons of all ages, from pre-school to adults. From Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine, libraries are hosting Science Saturdays, Robot Races, Maker Spaces, and STEM exhibitions.
Public library professionals, informal STEM educators, education and learning researchers, STEM professionals, evaluators, education and learning researchers, media professionals, and funders are working to advance the field of informal science education. We invite you to review resources collected from these professions and build upon this existing body of work.