WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 22, 2017) – Pepco and KID Museum are pleased to announce a new
partnership promoting hands-on learning and innovation for Montgomery County
youth. The partnership kicks off Sunday, Sept. 24, in downtown Silver Spring at
KIDfest, a free, family festival celebrating innovation.
At this year’s KIDfest, Pepco and
KID Museum celebrate the grand opening of the Pepco Electronics Lab, an
experiential learning lab at KID Museum designed to spark creativity and
wonder. At the electronics lab debut, festival visitors are invited to “wire” a
model house using circuits that will add lights and sounds. The hands on
exhibits will also include an electronic wire loop game.
The Pepco Electronics Lab will be
open to KID Museum visitors throughout the year, offering weekend “maker
studio” sessions, after-school programs, and scheduled school visits.
Programming will serve a range of ages, from elementary through middle school.
“Powering Innovation speaks
to the joint interests of the company and the museum: it’s our mission to offer
high-quality, STEM learning to children throughout Montgomery County,” said Cara Lesser, KID Museum Founder and CEO. “Our partnership
with Pepco will make it possible for us to reach more kids from all
backgrounds, exposing them to the types of hands-on experiences that excite
learning and inspire innovative thinking.”
“We want to create fun, interesting and engaging ways for
young people to explore the potential of science and technology,” said Tyler
Anthony, Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, Pepco Holdings.
“By partnering with the KID Museum, we are able to provide resources that will
stimulate STEM learning in a fun and creative environment.”
electronics lab will serve as a resource for KID Museum’s new Invent the
Future Challenge, where middle school students countywide are
invited to design and prototype a solution to an
environmental problem. Dedicated “Invention Basecamp” sessions, including hands-on instruction in electronics and
programming, will run from October through April.
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