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MISSION STATEMENT


To enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching, learning, and research through educational programs and resources that provide necessary skills and knowledge for successful lives in the new millennium.

Create and sustain a mega-facility, "The San Luis Obispo Discovery Center," to promote informal education through exciting interactive hands-on, minds-on learning experiences in all STEM fields for all ages.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Promote science/technology/engineering/mathematics (STEM) teaching, learning, and research that improves conceptual understanding, process skills, and problem-solving skills.
  • Become a leader in the development of innovative ideas for STEM education and research.
  • Work with school districts, colleges, and universities locally, nationally, and internationally, to address areas of need relative to STEM teaching at all grade levels.
  • Establish and maintain a Institute for Discovery Complex with interactive exploratorium (exhibits, classrooms, planetarium, observatory, IMAX theater), STEM resource center, wellness center, conference center, organic farm, and organic farm restaurant.
  • Provide on-line virtual resource center of STEM educational links for content and pedagogy.
  • Provide STEM educational programs for K-12 students based on national and state teaching/learning standards that will enhance learning and test scores.
  • Develop and provide professional development workshops, seminars, conferences and environmental field-based courses for preservice and in-service teachers as well as the general public.
  • Actively seek external funding to develop and/or enhance STEM curriculum, instruction, and assessment programs/materials.
  • Assist school districts, non-profits, colleges, universities, etc. in the pursuit of external funding.
  • Conduct research in STEM education.
  • Conduct research in organic farming practices.
  • Strive for multicultural and gender equitable STEM education.
 

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