STEM programs for middle school students, funded by DuPont

The Delaware Museum of Natural History has received grant funding from DuPont to provide virtual STEM programming to middle school classrooms in underserved areas at no charge.

These programs are STEM-career oriented and are 30-45 minutes each. They will provide students with an opportunity to explore and practice the skills required in different STEM careers and occupations, and each program includes an opportunity for classes to interact with a STEM-professional.  

Please note that grant-funding is first-come, first-served. If you have any questions or would like to register your classes for these programs, please contact us at education@delmnh.org or call Brendan at 302-658-9111, ext. 322.

Programs include:

Ecosystem Rehab
6th-8th Grade
Students will learn about global, regional, and local ecosystems that were failing and evaluate the systems that were used to rehabilitate them. They will then design their own solutions to mock ecosystems and habitats.
NGSS: MS-LS2-5

Nature vs. Nurture
6th-8th Grade
See how both environmental factors AND genetic factors can affect how organism live,
grow, and reproduce. Explore ways that this knowledge can be used to better
environmental health and species diversification.
NGSS: MS-LS1-5

Concepts of Climate Change
6th-8th Grade
Outline and explore major topics to comprehend how climate change can affect our planet. Investigate ongoing experiments and understand how data is collected to draw conclusions from the research.
NGSS: MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS2-1

Please note:

  • Virtual Programs must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. We will do our best to accommodate any requests within that time period based on availability.
  • Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled program.
  • If you cancel your reservation in less than 48 hours or fail to arrive at your scheduled time, you will be charged a $75 no-show fee.
  • Programs are limited to one classroom or 40 participants.
  • For larger groups, multiple programs can be scheduled on the same day.

Thanks to DuPont for funding this program.