The Exploratorium Explainer team has begun a new program called “STARS” (Striving for Trans Inclusion and Anti-Racism in Science learning). This program builds on the work of the Explainer program: youth and workforce development through transformative learning practices.
The vision of the STARS program is to expand inclusion, belonging, and relevance in informal science learning with a focus on addressing inequities based on gender, sexuality, and race. STARS’ innovative educational offerings provide Exploratorium audiences with experiences that center excluded identities in STEAM and education fields.
STARS Transitional-Aged Youth (TAY) Cohort
The 2021 STARS internship cohort is a group of 13 transitional-aged youth (TAY) that centers trans and queer people and people of color. The STARS cohort will collaborate with other Exploratorium teams to produce educational content to reach the STARS program goals.
Additionally, program interns will engage in both collaborative workforce development and STEAM and education career exposure, build confidence and connection for self-efficacy, practice science communication, and develop and implement learning experiences.
Tentative List for 2021
After Dark Online
The STARS program, in collaboration with the Exploratorium public programs team, will develop virtual public programs for adult audiences.
STARS program interns will create additional activities focused on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ content for museum visitors with a focus on field trip students.
Email STARS Manager Sal Alper firstname.lastname@example.org
The STARS program is made possible through the generous support of General Motors.