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NOVATO LIBRARY'S TEEN SCIENCE AND MATH ENRICHMENT PROGRAM: MAKE IT! MOVE IT! EAT IT!: AN INTRODUCTION TO EVERYDAY SCIENCE

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Presentation for the 2009 Eureka! Leadership Institute on Everyday Science program for public libraries.

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  • 1. Novato Library's Teen Science and Math Enrichment Program: Make it! Move it! Eat it!:An Introduction to Everyday Science
  • 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?
    Thank You!
    Amanda Jacobs Foust
    Acting Electronic Services Librarian
    Marin County Free Library
    [email protected]
    (415) 499-7451