Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Log Number: ARPML-250990-OMLS-22

The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center will provide kindergarten students with museum learning opportunities through their SMARTIES program (Science, Math and Reading through Integrated Exploration of Strategies). The program will consist of transferring students from kindergarten classes at Title 1 schools in the Gulfport School District, approximately 100 students from each school, one day a month during the school year. The program will promote the development of literacy through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) hands-on investigations, problem solving activities, art and storytelling. In an effort to decrease the educational gaps that many young students are burdened with due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SMARTIES program will use the Engineering is Elementary curriculum to expose the students from a low socioeconomic background to an environment that stimulates children's natural curiosity and creativity in the children's museum setting.