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Vermont Science Centers Team Up for FourScienceVT
Last month, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, and Montshire Museum of Science announced that they were teaming up to launch FourScienceVT, a consortium "to provide critical support for the science education needs of Vermonters during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond." Through FourScienceVT, the partners' goal is to provide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) educational content, programs, and resources from their centers to Vermonters across the state. Offerings will include live science broadcasts on Zoom and Facebook, video content with friendly and knowledgeable educators, behind-the-scenes tours of collections, and downloadable resources for families and teachers.
To learn more, visit FourScienceVT.org.