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Inspire STEM Creativity, D.I.Y. Spirit with New Virtual Field Trip from The Home Depot, Discovery Education

by Kimberly Inlander

Jun 9, 2022

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Use family travel time to take a virtual field trip this year. In hopes of empowering students to embrace STEAM and tackle D.I.Y. projects, Science Fair Central launched the Operation Build It Virtual Field Trip May 17, now available on-demand. Science Fair Central, an educational initiative from The Home Depot and Discovery Education, enables STEAM-powered classrooms and homes around the nation to prepare students for the careers of tomorrow.

 

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“Children are by nature makers and doers. Their passion for STEM has the capacity to transform the world, and we are proud to partner with The Home Depot to help students develop the skills and know-how to tackle, and solve, any problem,” said Beth Meyer, vice president of social innovation, Discovery Education.

 

The Operation Build It Virtual Field Trip brings students and D.I.Y.ers together to show how to set up workshops anywhere and tackle real-life challenges. The field trip supports The Home Depot’s 25 years of efforts with its Kids Workshops. Best suited for students in grades 6–12, the Virtual Field Trip gives educators ready-to-go classroom activities, alongside an educator guide. Learn more here.

 

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“At The Home Depot, we’re here to help people make, create, and explore every day. Science Fair Central, in partnership with Discovery Education, empowers students to connect with and grow their curiosity and creativity. This new virtual field trip is another way for students to explore the world around them,” said Lisa DeStefano, vice president of brand marketing & creative, The Home Depot.

 

Also available on Discovery Education’s K–12 learning platform, Science Fair Central also offers resources like project starters, information on scientific and engineering processes, material checklists and so much more, including family-focused content.

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