With the increased focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills in the education system – as a way to prepare the next generation of workers – one West Valley city is hosting a mobile STEM center this weekend.
The Bay Area Discovery Museum’s ‘Try It Truck,’ which brings engineering and STEM activities to communities across the region, will be in Santa Clara on Saturday, February 22.
Targeted at youngsters between grades Kindergarten and fifth grade, the truck has hands-on experiences to show off design processes, critical thinking, and tools of high- and low-tech varieties.
With its encouragement of risk-taking, the truck introduces new skills and ideas to everyone who attends.
Sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends, there are two sessions this Saturday for local youth to try out the activities.
The first session runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with the second session from 1 to 3 p.m.
Both session are at the Northside Branch Library, 695 Moreland Way, in Santa Clara.
Advanced registration is required, with attendees limited to one of the two sessions only.