Building Capacity to Integrate Science into Afterschool, Home, and Community: A Work in Progress

Building Capacity to Integrate Science into Afterschool, Home, and Community: A Work in Progress

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The STEM 3D approach draws on evidence-based research demonstrating the proven ability of informal environments to act as an entry point to STEM and 21st Century skills for elementary-aged youth, as well as the value of involving significant adults and local communities when providing STEM learning opportunities for minority youth. This article will describe significant research findings that provided the foundation for our innovative approach to STEM learning, and highlight the partnerships formed OST programs to leverage the context of informal learning environments.