STEAM Sprouts


2018 Fall STEAM Sprouts

The early childhood years, birth to age 5, have long been accepted as the most critical point in neurological or brain development. Studies by the National Science Teachers Association show that young children learn through active exploration—and the drive to observe, interact, discover, and explore is inherent in their development. It is during these years that many in the education community believe that evidenced-based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) curricula should begin, setting children on a path to develop a love of scientific inquiry. In addition to developing an interest and knowledge base for STEAM and enhanced inquiry skills, experts say that science instruction improves abilities in subjects outside of STEAM, including literacy, language-learning, math, and critical thinking.

The Petroleum Museum is excited to announce a new program called STEAM Sprouts that will engage pre-school children ages 4-5 in STEAM-based curriculum and challenges.  STEAM Sprouts is generously sponsored by Occidental Petroleum.

Pre-registration is required. The cost per student for each 6-week session is $80 for Petroleum Museum members and $100 for non-members. For more information, contact the Education Department at 432-683-4403.

Register online for STEAM Sprouts by clicking HERE.

2018 Fall STEAM Sprouts Schedule

**Please note that registration is for all six sessions listed.  There are two different time options. You may only attend the time period for which you are registered.**

  • Monday, September 24th  9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Monday, October 1st  9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Monday, October 8th  9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Monday, October 15th  9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Monday, October 22nd  9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Monday, October 29th  9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Thank you to our STEAM Sprouts Sponsor!