STEAM Sprouts

2019 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 evidence-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, and critical thinking.

The Petroleum Museum is excited to feature STEAM Sprouts that engages 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.

Registration for 2019 Fall STEAM Sprouts will open on Thursday, August 1st to Petroleum Museum members and Monday, August 5th to non-members.

Register online for STEAM Sprouts by clicking HERE.

2019 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 23rd  9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Monday, September 30th  9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Monday, October 7th  9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Monday, October 14th  9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Monday, October 21st  9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Monday, October 28th  9:30 -10:30 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm


Thank you to our STEAM Sprouts Sponsor!