The Stamford Carnegie Library welcomed a very special mobile exhibit, the Trailblazer Science Exhibit from the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering, or TAME, last Monday afternoon. The teaching exhibit is part of an ongoing project to teach science to children in a hands-on environment, allowing them to become excited about science and possibly see it as a future career path. Inside the mobile exhibit, kids are guided along 20 different areas of science covering energy, space, aerodynamics, weather and biotechnology with the help of teachers that show them the different technologies, with the teachers including local residents Cheyenne Bereuter, Tiffany Mueller, Ethan Burfiend, Marissa Bryant and Lauren Ivy.
The project has been in existence since 1994 and has seen over 500,000 kids become interested in the science field, with over 150,000 in the last few years alone. Exhibits in the museum are mapped to Science TEKS for grades 3-8 and the project utilizes two trailers, with Trailblazer II being the one that arrived in Stamford for the afternoon. Library Director Luci Wedeking stated that the exhibit was very popular when it first opened at 12:30, with several groups of kids heading into the museum trailer to learn about science and get that hands-on experience. It just goes to show that even in the hot summer months, kids will always enjoy a hands-on experience while also possibly looking at their future career.
For more information about the Trailblazer project or TAME, feel free to visit www.tame.org.