“Celebrating the Grand Opening of St. Thomas’ own STEAM Education Centre for learners of all ages across Southwestern Ontario”
ST. THOMAS, ON – STEAM Education Centres, a St. Thomas based non-profit learning initiative, is officially opening its doors to the community on October 12th, 2016 in partnership with The City of St. Thomas, The St. Thomas Public Library and Thames Valley District School Board.
The STEAM Centre will bring STEAM learning (ie. science, technology, engineering, art and math) opportunities and authentic learning curriculum to all students and teachers both at the Centre and in the community, helping to engage and excite learners about invention, to support creative projects, problem-solving, and development of skills that are essential to future aspirations.
“We are thrilled to invite the community to join the celebration marking the official opening of the STEAM Centre” said Jessica Moyes, Executive Director of STEAM Education Centres. “It’s an exciting space where curiosities and experimentation allows for true intrinsic learning opportunities.”
STEAM Centre’s mission is to empower all learners and makers of Southwestern Ontario to create the future through play, ingenuity and exploration using STEAM learning tools. In doing so, the Centre brings a comprehensive educational model focused on developing the creativity and problem solving necessary to foster growth and idea exploration.
STEAM Education Centres is generously supported by the Dorothy Faye Palmer Estate, City of St.Thomas and Government of Ontario.
STEAM driven learning calls for the elevation of studies of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics as an educational priority. By integrating art and design, the learner’s ability to be a creative and flexible problem-solver, to explore different ideas, to recognize failures as opportunities for discovery and to communicate well with others is strengthened. With STEAM projects, individuals learn by doing -inventing, creating and designing.