41 science centers across NC receive grant to enhance STEM education

By Christine T. Nguyen, The North State Journal

N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences | Christine T. Nguyen Photo

The North Carolina Science Museums Grant Program will award $2.44 million to 41 science centers from the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum to the Highlands Nature Center.

The grant was awarded to continue the state’s investment in sustaining and advancing science museums across the country, and concentrates its criteria that promotes the priorities of state government to enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education), especially in low-resource communities.

“These museums are critical resources for schools and communities in providing learning experiences in and out of the classroom that enhance science literacy,” Charles Yelton, the chief of Regional Networks for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and lead administrator of the Grant Program, said.

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