The Exploratorium has partnered with Genentech to impact thousands of teachers statewide.
Over the next two years, 20,000 California public school teachers annually will receive one free general admission voucher to the Exploratorium in San Francisco.
The program runs July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 and July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 with a total of 40,000 teachers to receive free admissions.
To receive the free tickets, teachers need to register online at http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/teachers
“A robust STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] learning ecosystem in California is a powerful driver for the community, business and state,” said Dennis M. Bartels, PhD., executive director of the Exploratorium, and an educational policy expert.
Genentech’s program is part of the Exploratorium’s collaboration with leading businesses to identify ways to support of STEM education in new ways.
Similarly, PG&E is supporting free school field trips for more than 20,000 Title I school students in the region and Chevron will support the launch of a series of STEM Education Teacher Conferences that will provide professional development to more than 200 teachers in preparation of the Next Generation of Science Standards.
In total, more than $4 million in corporate partnerships have been contributed towards these STEM education initiatives this year.