“DO It at Home” is Launched by The DoSeum to Provide Families Resources and Materials to Experience Joyful Learning and Discovery at Home
The DoSeum, like it’s peer cultural organizations, is currently closed in order to observe social distancing guidelines and The City of San Antonio’s declaration of Public Health Emergency. The institution has launched “Do It at Home,” a collection of online resources and materials aimed at serving families at home and which will help caregivers navigate these unprecedented times. Conceived as a platform available to caregivers and educators as an online resource to complement The DoSeum Experience at home or the classroom, “DO It at Home” was originally planned for a summer launch, but has bumped up timelines in order to meet families’ current needs. While much of the material will be original content generated by The DoSeum, a selection of externally produced resources—curated by The DoSeum’s education team—will also be offered.
“DO It at Home” includes DIY activities, storytelling, “Ask a Doer” videos, and printable content. New content is being produced and will be shared online weekly as it becomes available. “Creation of new content and opportunities to engage through The DoSeum’s online channels has been prioritized to ensure young minds remain at play” said Dr. Richard Kissel, Vice President of Education “This week we launch our first “Ask A Doer” video, for example. I firmly believe that scientists are simply those children who never stopped asking: Why? With these videos, we invite young learners to do just that. Our goal is to help satisfy the bottomless curiosity of San Antonio’s children, answering their questions about the world around them in a fun and engaging way. No question is too big or too small.“
“As a leader in informal learning The DoSeum’s role is to help guide and inspire caregivers during this unique situation. Our doors might be temporarily closed, but we are committed to our mission with all our hearts” said DoSeum CEO Daniel Menelly “We understand families need resources to make at-home-learning joyful, meaningful, and engaging. All of us at The DoSeum are working hard to ensure we help support families as they navigate the learning challenges of this moment.
The DoSeum is highly regarded in the community as a continued leader and authority in informal learning and early childhood education. Since opening in 2015, The DoSeum has positioned itself as a joyful and engaging space which inspires young minds to learn through play. On site, The DoSeum has been proud to present a wide array of exhibits and programs that ignite curiosity, promote joyful learning, and develop positive attitudes toward STEM, the arts, and literacy; now with “DO It at Home,” The DoSeum team will continue to reach families to offer The DoSeum Experience at home.
Like many other nonprofit organizations across the nation, The DoSeum is complying with local and state declarations and executive orders limiting crowd sizes in places, thus remaining closed to the public until further notice. ”DO It at Home” is accessible through The DoSeum’s website at https://www.thedoseum.org/Do-it-at-home
About the DoSeum- Celebrating its 5th Anniversary in 2020
The DoSeum is one of the leading children’s museums in the nation; a place where your mind is always at play. The DoSeum offers innovative exhibits and experiences to get children excited about concepts in science, math, art, and literacy and encourages them to take the excitement into the world. Through joyful learning and discovery, The DoSeum Experience grows curious minds, connects families, and transforms communities. 2020 marks the 5th year anniversary of The DoSeum and they’ve planned a year full of celebratory events to mark the important milestone. For more information, visit TheDoSeum.org The DoSeum is a 501 c3-non-profit organization.