Impact 100 Baldwin County

Up Close and Personal

The Exploreum Science Center is a top destination in Mobile and thanks to an Impact 100 grant, its Baldwin County presence is growing.

One of Exploreum’s missions is to provide hands-on educational experiences in the latest STEM research. The 2020 Impact 100 grant is funding virtual and onsite science programming in Baldwin County schools or sites.  In a time when field trips aren’t occurring as frequently, this opportunity has the same awe-inspiring qualities to pique students’ interest in science and STEM-related careers.

Daphne East Elementary was the first to pilot the program by offering gifted 3rd through 6th graders a grasshopper dissection in the school’s STEM lab. “We had an amazing experience,” said Kim Nolfe, K-12 gifted specialist. “The students loved the hands-on experience and seeing these insects up close and personal!  What a great way to teach about the world around us.” 

Exploreum Executive Director Donald Comeaux says that their staff is trained and ready to keep the programs rolling this semester. Know of a Baldwin County school that would benefit? Have your contact email to schedule.  

“We love bringing our programs into the classroom,” said Comeaux. “Helping students and even lifelong educators learn new things and achieve joy is what we’re after.”