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DESCRIPTIONPresentation for the 2009 Eureka! Leadership Institute on Everyday Science program for public libraries.
- 1. Novato Library's Teen Science and Math Enrichment Program:
Make it! Move it! Eat it!:An Introduction to Everyday
- 2. Background
North Bay Leadership Councils spring economic insight report How to Make the North Bay a Jobs Magnet, calls for visible math and science programs for youth in grades K-12.
- 3. Background
Inspires partnership with
Physicist Jack Deslippe
Engineer Linh Nguyen
to develop a series of fun and inspiring school year math and science programs aimed at middle youth.
- 4. Background
LSTA grant allows expansion to include circulating materials, including science kits and recreational reading centered on math and science.
- 5. Purpose
middle school students to increase their interest in the study of math and science for future academic and career achievement.
- 6. Results
80% of responding participants indicated they were as or more interested in pursuing a higher degree in math or science.
- 7. Results
Four afterschool programs:
Motors, Magnets, Optics and Waves
10 circulating patron science kits
20 staff science kits
63 recreational reading books
- 8. Results
It was lots of fun and I'll always remember it.
This was a great experience. My kids came three times and loved it! Please do this again.
It was fantastic really good and my son thoroughly enjoyed it.
- 9. Next Steps
Continue the program and expand it to include all ages.
Identify a project lead for Science Programming
Expand program system-wide.
- 10. Questions?
Amanda Jacobs Foust
Acting Electronic Services Librarian
Marin County Free Library