School Programs

School Programs

STEAM Enrichment Activities for YOUR School Insights El Paso Science Center has provided engaging hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) learning opportunities to the border region for over 40 years.  Now as a 100% mobile museum, Insights brings TEKS-aligned STEAM enrichment programs to your school. [gallery size="medium" ids="1748,1751,1747"] Why are Insights’ STEAM services a smart move for your school? Insights knows STEAM; we have been inspiring the next generation of engineers, computer scientists, and chemists for decades. We have cool stuff! As a science museum, we have a trove of robots, circuitry sets, engineering kits, and fossils that our trained facilitators deliver via TEK-aligned curriculum. All of Insights educational programs are run by trained educational staff and  pre-service math and science teachers. We are local and flexible; we will adapt our…
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Pop Up Museum

Pop Up Museum

Insights' Mobile Pop Up Museum   pop-up mu·se·um \ˈpäp-ˌəp/myo͞oˈzēəm/ noun mobile exhibits that travel to you, offering hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts or mathematical learning experiences across the Border Region.   [gallery size="medium" ids="1731,1730,1733"] With over 40 years experience providing educational programs, Insights has learned that we don't need four walls to offer quality learning experiences.  Thanks to the efforts of our dedicated staff and volunteers, we now offer Pop Up Museum learning experiences to over 2,500 individuals annually.  We now bring the science museum to you and are constantly adding new mobile exhibits: Current Mobile Exhibits: Circuitry, Robotics, Earth & Space Science, Chemistry, Paleontology, Engineering Future Mobile Exhibits: Acoustics, Traveling Bug Zoo, Stargazing, Drones   Tired of low turnout at parent-teacher conferences?  Looking for a great way to bring families to…
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Student-led Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Student-led Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Exciting New Program Gives Students Opportunity and Resources to Help Our Local Environment Insights is excited to be partnering with two local high schools and several environmental organizations on a two-year mission to build a strong environmentally conscious future for the border region by providing young community members with skills and experiences to promote a new generation of conservational awareness; thanks to $100,000 in grant funding from the EPA. Through spring 2022, supported by the environmental organizations, Environmental Stewardship Clubs (ECS) at each high school (Cathedral and Horizon High Schools) will receive $10,000 to accomplish a hands-on student-led restoration project that solves a community environmental issue. This leadership program will also give students and teachers funding and opportunities for building networking relationships and incorporating several field trips into their curriculum,…
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Pick-N-Learn Program

Pick-N-Learn Program

2018 Pick-N-Learn After School & Summer Camp Program Insights has partnered with UTEP to launch a series of interactive STEAM outreach programs for K-12 students using the Pick-N-Learn educational model.  We have already served over 225 students in workshops at 3 elementary schools for the Canutillo Independent School District.  During the summer of 2018 Insights will provide a week-long summer camp for over 150 students across 3 campuses as a Pick-N-Learn Launch into Algebra camp for 7th grade students who will be taking Algebra in the 8th grade in the Clint Independent School District.   [gallery columns="5" ids="1410,1418,1409,1413,1411"]   The Pick-N-Learn education model uses narratives to integrate learning of different subjects into an interdisciplinary storyboard. The story-centered approach and its use of existing STEAM content is a novel concept; Insights is…
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Private DinoTracks Tours

Private DinoTracks Tours

Private DinoTrack tours are an excellent educational activity for your scout troop, visiting family, or club.  For groups of eight or more people, we are happy to book a tour at the time and date of your choosing. Insights' tour guides will take you on a 2-mile hike through our 211 acres of fossilized dinosaur tracks and giant fossil beds from the Cretaceous Period.  An ancient treasure us hidden in our corner of the vast Chihuahuan Desert. Millennia of geological activity changed the wet environment to an extreme and arid desert, but we can still see the evidence of an ancient dinosaur beach here today.  Insights' knowledgeable tour guides cover a variety of topics associated with our DinoTracks.  Please let us know if you would specifically like to learn more…
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