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'17 Monmouth Museum - Innovation Laboratory: S.T.E.A.M. Programming for Children

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April 25, 2017

The Inclusion of the ARTS into STEM makes learning more fun and approachable to kids.   See more

BENEFITING: Monmouth Museum and Cultural Center

EVENT: OceanFirst Charity Challenge 2017

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

THE STORY:

The Monmouth Museum needs your help to create an Innovation Laboratory in the Becker Children’s Wing and expand our S.T.E.A.M. centered educational programs for children.  

Museums are places of ideas and discovery. The Monmouth Museum focuses on just that!  A popular destination for school groups and families alike for generations, our children’s wings boast exhibition areas on Art, Science and History where learning is an active process.   

With this appeal we are asking for you to imagine what comes next, help the Museum grow and set the children of our community up for success!  

  

INNOVATION LABORATORY – STEAM in Action:
The "Innovation Laboratory" will focus on "STEAM in Action" interactive exhibition elements and educational programming for children and their families. STEAM is an acronym for the fields of study in the categories of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. This initiative includes art and design in STEM education. STEM programs are designed to integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in education. STEAM is a movement championed by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and widely adopted by institutions, schools, corporations and individuals. 

 With your help the Innovation Laboratory will include:  

· Maker Space with MakerBot 3D Printers and Apple Computer Stations  

· Science and Learning Space with HD Videomicroscopes 

· Language of Technology  Space with Apple IPad Stations for Coding 

· Engineering Wall & Learning Space with mechanical and robotic building experiences  

· And so much more!    

NEED:
Why is STEAM so important to teach kids today?
 

STEAM Learning sets kids up for success in their adult lives while creating a stronger and more skilled workforce that will ultimately benefit our shared community

Today’s children need to be engaged in learning, and learn in ways that can hold their attention, the way video games, social media, and internet sites do, so offering opportunities for kids to create, explore and learn by doing is a key goal of the Innovation Laboratory while simultaneously getting kids more involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!  

The Inclusion of the ARTS into STEM makes learning more fun and approachable to kids. 

Art education allows students to learn things in a more open ended way and makes them applicable to real life. A child who has never seen or used code or has been exposed to computer science learning will be less intimidated and more engaged if it includes something they are familiar with, like an art component. A good example of this is the entertainment success of such video games as Minecraft; where kids are have fun solving problems to create a project.  

WHO THE PROGRAM SERVES: 

Thousands of school children from all over NJ participate in class trips to the Museum as part of their annual curriculum. Often because of the lack of funding in NJ school districts, this class trip makes a child’s visit to the Monmouth Museum his or her first and sometimes only exposure to a museum. The "Innovation Laboratory" in the Becker Children's Wing will have technology and educational tools not readily available to every child in their household or school but are essential to the academic and future career success of all girls and boys. Our nominal admission fees and family memberships make this new component an inclusive and affordable educational asset for many families and schools in our community. Through our “Arts for Everyone” initiative the Museum provides access to free admission for individuals and school groups who cannot afford to pay admission and we hope to expand this initiative to include the Innovation Laboratory.    

WHO WE ARE AND WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP:    

Did you know?   

· The Monmouth Museum, founded in 1963, is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums for providing an unmatched experience in enjoying artistic, educational and cultural programming normally only available when visiting large cities.

· Our mission is to present changing exhibitions in art, history and science to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and lifelong learning to the diverse community we serve.    

· We have five distinct exhibition areas within the facility and one outside. Our unique Museum provided inspiration and sparked  the imagination to over 35,000 visitors in 2016.    

· We refer to ourselves as a “Museum of Ideas”, with a vision of enriching the community and connecting people of all ages and backgrounds by cultivating their appreciation for the arts, artists, culture, science and history.    

· We are a private, non-profit organization and entirely supported by individuals, foundations, corporate, county and state grants, income from special events, membership dues and admissions. Please support us today!

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$4,735

MONEY RAISED
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  • Friend of the Museum

     

  • Peter Quilla

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Maureen Starace

    $50

  • Barbara and Tom Moran

    $100

  • Chuck Peters

    $50

  • Jill Kerwick

    $100

  • Marianne Ficarra

    $200

  • Sue Kasdon

    $25

  • Janet and Scott Garley

    $200

  • Jessica Perrius D'Erasmo

    $25

  • Elaine Klett

    $25

  • Trina and Mark Donley

     

  • Robin Fitzmaurice

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kelly Lang

    $100

  • Lauryn Smith

    $50

  • Christopher and Linda Smith

     

  • ALIZA AUGUSTINE

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Stephen Warrenburg

     

  • Peter Tilgner

    $250

  • Alyssa, Brennan, and Tayte Davis

     

  • Michael Rubin

    $10

  • Marianne Ficarra

    $25

  • Isabella Butera

    $50

  • Gloria Nilson

    $10

  • Katherine Pojawa

    $500

  • Petruch Family

    $50

  • Kathy Hochberg

    $50

  • Amy Yin

    $50

  • Bob Gunia

    $50

  • Faye Zealand

    $25

  • Faye Zealand

    $25

  • Suzanne Onyskow

    $50

  • Daniel Fenski

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Janice C Stapley

    $100

  • Jim Finne

    $100

  • Cathy Mustaciuolo

    $25

  • Daniel and Anne Ford

    $50

  • Pamela White

    $25

  • John Gargan

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Eleanor Rubin

    $100

  • Marianne Ficarra

    $25

  • Anthony Almeida

    $100

  • Anthony Almeida

    $50

  • Sarah

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mark and Robina Schepp

    $100

  • The Summerfields

     

  • June Krepow

    $100

  • gail van winkle

    $25

  • Pauline Hynes

    $25

  • The Glover Family

    $100

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24% Raised of $20,000 Goal

The Team: $4,735 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Monmouth Museum and Cultural Center

Amount Raised

$1,235

 

6% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Linda James Smith

Amount Raised

$1,100

 

55% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Avis Anderson

Amount Raised

$775

Fundraiser Title

Kathy Pojawa

Amount Raised

$600

Fundraiser Title

Catherine Clark

Amount Raised

$310

 

31% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Fenski

Amount Raised

$310

Fundraiser Title

Carol Stout

Amount Raised

$150

Fundraiser Title

Michael R

Amount Raised

$110

Donor Comments

The Glover Family

The Glover Family

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Pauline Hynes

Pauline Hynes

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

gail van winkle

gail van winkle

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

June Krepow

June Krepow

DONATION: $100

In Honor of the Friends of the Museum 4 months ago

The Summerfields

The Summerfields

4 months ago

Mark and Robina Schepp

Mark and Robina Schepp

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Sarah

Sarah

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Anthony Almeida

Anthony Almeida

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Anthony Almeida

Anthony Almeida

DONATION: $100

In Memory of John Antonucci, Artist, and In recognition of the wonderful and inspiring work done by the Monmouth Museum for children of all ages 4 months ago