The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum has received a donation that has allowed the science team to purchase a new Transit Connect van to enhance its outreach programs. Near, far, wherever you are, the Museum’s three-van fleet will help those out of reach to get their “hands on” some science. Trips to the Upper Peninsula was a long shot just a few years ago, but now is a reality.
“The need for a new van is reflective of the increased demand for the Museum’s award-winning outreach services,” said Mel Drumm, executive director, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. “The rise in transportation costs means that schools sometimes make the choice of having us bring our nationally-recognized education programming to them versus taking a field trip to the Museum.”
The Museum is excited to offer a more extended outreach, but it doesn’t supplement a first-hand experience.
“The Museum’s education team has been developing these programs for years and continues to be an innovative leader in STEaM education,” Drumm added. “Although we can’t truly export the experience of being at the Museum, we certainly can enhance a school’s curriculum with our unique way of teaching complex concepts in a fun and exciting way.”