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Exploring Career Pathways in STEM
March 1, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brown Bag Discussion
Please join us for an informal “brown bag lunch” to discuss the benefits of science-based internships for high school students. The event will be centered around a book chapter (see the chapter here) featuring its two authors – Preeti Gupta, Director of Youth Learning and Research at the American Museum of Natural History and Jennifer Negron, Program Officer at The Pinkerton Foundation.
The chapter, written for a book focused on Preparing Informal Science Educators and rooted in theory, was an opportunity to share (with academics and practitioners) the value of youth internships at informal science institutions where young people can build critical job skills and develop a science identity.
We will discuss the impact informal science education programs have on young people and the essential components of a program model that lead to positive youth development outcomes.
Special Note: Brown Bag events are informal discussions on topics of special interest to funders. Please feel free to bring lunch with you.
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