The Center of Science and Industry (COSI), the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, Dayton Metro Library, the Ohio Mayors Alliance, and Mayors’ Partnership for Progress have joined forces to help make science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational programming more accessible to Ohio communities.
COSI is embarking on a statewide roadshow to bring exciting new initiatives like the COSI Connects website, the COSI on Wheels: Curbside program, and COSI Learning Lunchbox science kits to the public to help support distance learning and bridge the digital divide. The roadshow will stop at Dayton Metro Library’s Southeast Branch, 21 Watervliet Avenue, on Wednesday, October 14, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
Families will have the opportunity to drive through and pick up a free COSI Learning Lunchbox – a box filled with five science activities (while supplies last.) After supplies are depleted, COSI will distribute a free COSI Science Snack, a box which features one science activity to do at home (while supplies last). COSI is joining with the Dayton Metro Library to distribute the kits alongside meals. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Montgomery County Commissioner Carolyn Rice, and Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge will join the event. Other area elected officials have been invited to help with distribution.
These resources are being made available to underserved youth throughout Ohio partner communities to help break down barriers to education during these times. The COSI roadshow has already served more than 800 families across Ohio, including stops in Athens, Canton, Lima, Chillicothe, and Parma.
To learn more, visit the COSI website here.