Jun 18, 2021

GlobalGiving Discovery Kit Report June 2021

Kids play with polymer snow from Discovery Kit 4
Kids play with polymer snow from Discovery Kit 4

 

To promote family engagement and inspire families to continue learning together while at home, the Virgin Islands Children’s Museum has distributed its 4th At Home Discovery Kit! We are pleased to report that your charitable contributions helped us to create Discovery Kits for 400 youth throughout the territory.

 

Kit recipients gain knowledge about cause-and-effect measurements, physical reactions, geometry, and fostered literacy development while observing VI History Month. With this precipitation science kit, families can explore geometry by creating snowflake math art, play with polymer snow for a fun sensory experience and discover how all forms of precipitation are involved in our planet’s water cycle.

 

Many families are struggling financially and emotionally during these COVID times. We aim to be a community resource to support low-income households with children and truly hope our discovery kits will uplift their spirits and facilitate hands-on learning in the home.

 

Four hundred discovery kits were delivered to families throughout the territory via distribution partners such as the Longpath Community Center, Nana Baby Children’s Home, Boys & Girls Clubs of St Thomas/St John, Inc., and Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands St Thomas/St John/St Croix and by visiting the VI Children’s Museum.

 

The At Home Discovery Kit program is ongoing and our next distribution is slated for mid-summer 2021 and will highlight agriculture, units and measurements, with a special focus on children’s mental and behavioral health. 

Thank you for helping us help kids Explore, Play, Discover, at home. 

 

Sincerely, 

The VICM Team       

https://www.vichildrensmuseum.org/

A child builds a snowman with polymer snow
A child builds a snowman with polymer snow

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May 21, 2021

VICM Art Exploration Report 2

Visitors enjoy the VICM music exploration corner
Visitors enjoy the VICM music exploration corner

The Virgin Islands Children’s Museum strives to incorporate the arts into our programming and interactive exhibits. We are pleased to report that your charitable contributions helped us upgrade components of our Music Exploration Corner and helped us produce themed coloring pages for use outside the museum walls. 

The funds you provided allowed us to replace a damaged floor piano, helped us print coloring pages for youth arts and crafts tables at special events, and aided in the installation of a new electrical outlet for our electronic drum set. 

The art exploration campaign is ongoing and plans are underway to build on our current arts related offerings and develop new opportunities to help families get creative and Explore, Play, Discover, in the museum and at community events. 

Thank you for your support!

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Feb 21, 2021

At Home Discovery Kit Report February 2021

Child engages in Paper Mountains activity DKIII
Child engages in Paper Mountains activity DKIII

The Virgin Islands Children's Museum has remained committed to being an informal education resource for Virgin Islanders and therefore developed our At Home Discovery Kit program to support families in their homes during this pandemic. We are pleased to report that your charitable contributions helped us to create At Home Discovery Kits for 950 youth throughout the territory. Discovery Kit III was an Earth Science kit that included activity books, coloring pages, a globe ball toy, stickers and the materials needed to do a paper mountains watershed activity; an information page, blank paper, a box of 6 washable markers, a shop towel, and a pipette.


Many children are schooling from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your funds helped us supply families with the tools needed to keep kids engaged and inspired to create and learn at home. By distributing hands on activities to children throughout our community we facilitate family engagement and hope to inspire a continued interest in learning by providing fun and interactive ways to do so.


Our distribution partners included 19 public service and youth organizations. We provided activities and art supplies to numerous home school groups/ families, twenty private school or youth organizations, and children that attend five different public schools as well as low income families (approximately 300) that were reached through our community service partners that specialize in working with those in need.


The At Home Discovery Kit program is ongoing and our next distribution will be a Winter/ Climate science discovery kit curated for elementary school-aged children and middle-high school aged youth to be distributed in early March. Thank you for helping us help kids Explore, Play, Discover, at home.

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Sincerely,

The VICM Team

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