MOXI MUSEUM LAUNCHES EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES

Posted on Nov 6 by SEASONS Magazine

The Levinson Family Sky Garden features beautiful views of the city of Santa Barbara from the mountains to the ocean as well as a series of interactive exhibits including a fountain and water play area called Whitewater. Photo courtesy MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation.

The Levinson Family Sky Garden features beautiful views of the city of Santa Barbara from the mountains to the ocean as well as a series of interactive exhibits including a fountain and water play area called Whitewater. Photo courtesy MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation.

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (125 State St.) is offering new educational programming to benefit teachers and students.

Local parents can register their children for a unique afterschool program focused on digital creativity, as well as an Innovators Camp scheduled for the week of Thanksgiving break.

Educators throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura counties are granted free admission to MOXI! They are encouraged to visit and experience MOXI’s hands-on, interactive exhibits for themselves to get inspiration for hands-on activities in their classrooms.

MOXI building exterior, courtesy MOXI.

MOXI building exterior, courtesy MOXI.

Teachers can register their classes for field trips at a discounted rate with an optional facilitated Engineering Design program add-on. These one-hour lessons implement the Next Generation Science Standards.

“Through our engineering design programs, we hope to engage students, and inspire teachers to implement similar lessons in their classrooms. We’ve heard from teachers in the community…they are hungry for new ideas to meet the demands of the NGSS. MOXI wants to be a trusted resource and partner for them,” says Ron Skinner, director of education at MOXI.

The Tech Track is the first of seven themed exhibit zones or “tracks” that MOXI guests encounter. The Tech Track features the Sheldon Family Handprint Globe, a makerspace known as the Innovation Workshop and the Innovation Wall. The Innovation Workshop houses a range of hi- and low-tech tools and materials including 3-D printers, a laser cutter and more. Photo courtesy MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation.

The Tech Track is the first of seven themed exhibit zones or “tracks” that MOXI guests encounter. The Tech Track features the Sheldon Family Handprint Globe, a makerspace known as the Innovation Workshop and the Innovation Wall. The Innovation Workshop houses a range of hi- and low-tech tools and materials including 3-D printers, a laser cutter and more. Photo courtesy MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation.

MOXI is also offering afterschool classes in digital creativity through a collaboration with Katy Perry’s Fireworks Foundation. To learn more about MOXI’s school year offerings, please visit moxi.org, or call 805/770-5012.

—Lohana Richmond

 

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