We are Water is a collaborative project between scientists, Indigenous science educators, learning researchers, and public and tribal libraries that brings a multicultural traveling exhibit all about water to communities in the Four Corners Region of the U.S. The project engages community members in conversations about their personal connections to local water topics through storytelling, STEAM learning experiences, and interactive exhibit components.Join us as we share lessons-learned and our ever-evolving reflections on how to strengthen connections across diverse communities.
Participants in this session will:
- Explore the complexities and opportunities partnerships bring when building multicultural exhibits and STEAM learning experiences for diverse audiences.
- Engage in hands-on STEAM activities relating to water.
- Walk away with free We are Water project resources, including downloadable Take & Make kits, programming ideas, and partnership strategies.
Claire Ratcliffe Adams is an Education Associate at the Space Science Institute, where she develops and curates STEAM resources for informal learning settings. She also leads professional development webinars and workshops for library staff across the country who are interested in incorporating STEAM activities into their programs. Claire has a M.S. in Natural Science Education from the University of Wyoming and has taught in various formal and informal learning settings for over 12 years, including teaching STEM at a k-8 public school and directing a Boys & Girls Club Teen Program. In her spare time, Claire enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading fiction novels.