Orlando Science Center, peer museums and partners like Motorola Solutions
Foundation assemble at the Capitol for a day of advocacy and awareness
Orlando Science Center along with science centers and museums from around the state and partners like the Motorola Solutions Foundation are assembling during STEM Day at the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Their goal is to engage legislators about the critical role that Science Centers and museums and their partners play with inspiring and creating the STEM workforce of tomorrow while also advocating for increased funding to support these efforts. Participants will be stationed inside and outside the Capitol building with experiments, displays, robots and more!
Throughout the day, state legislators will take part in hands-on activities while learning how STEM education helps grow Florida’s technological workforce. Science museums act as a hub for STEM learning and can easily facilitate opportunities between industry, education and the public.Collaborations between science museums, corporations and education are key to developing a comprehensive approach to promote STEM learning from cradle to career.
The challenges of the past two years have reminded all of us that science matters now more than ever. Science literacy not only leads to a better understanding of life’s problems, but it promotes the development of skills to help solve them. Through study and experimentation, we acquire knowledge, which leads to understanding, innovation and ultimately prosperity. Our youth can save the world and science can help them do it.
During STEM Day at the Capitol, participating partners, including student groups, will share their passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with legislators, demonstrating the impact that their efforts can have on economic development across the state. Displays will reinforce how science museums light the spark of curiosity, promote future careers and build essential 21st century skills while also illustrating how increased funding could expand these efforts.
STEM DAY 2022 PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE …
- Orlando Science Center
- Motorola Solutions Foundation
- Museum of Discovery and Science (Ft. Lauderdale)
- Tallahassee Museum
- FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), Northwest Florida
- River City Science Academy (Jacksonville)
- STEM SimX
WHEN: Tuesday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Capitol Courtyard & Rotundas
400 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 3299