An Ortiz Middle Schooler enjoys the hands-on Nuclear Safeguards exhibit. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
BSM Educator Liz Martineau demonstrates the magnets display to some Ortiz Middle School students. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
Los Alamos National Bank made it possible for 73 Ortiz Middle School students to travel to Los Alamos recently and enjoy the Bradbury Science Museum.
"I am so happy to have the students here! I was so glad to see the LANB transportation grant opportunity because our school does not have the resources to take many field trips," said Linda Gonzalez De Paz, Ortiz Middle School 6th grade bi-lingual science teacher. "These kids don't get opportunities like this very often, and many of our students are really interested in science."
LANB partnered with the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) in February (http://www.ladailypost.com/content/lanb-donates-5000-stem-education) by providing the transportation funding for the most under-served students in northern New Mexico to visit the Bradbury Science Museum.
"We are very grateful for the financial assistance from LANB," BSMA President Andy Trottier said. "Because of their generosity, we have made a positive impact on more than 1,000 students in northern New Mexico since only February. These field trips are a wonderful experience for them and we hope it inspires them to stay curious about STEM subjects."
The BSMA is the 100% volunteer, non-profit, education outreach partner to the museum with the mission of proving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education opportunities for all ages, including field trips.
The BSMA is not part of the museum or the Lab, and is not funded by either the museum or the Lab.
Ortiz Middle School students enjoy the museum during a recent visit sponsored by LANB. Photo by KayLinda Crawford