Hooray, hooray for Google Field Trip Days!
Thanks to a grant from Google for Education, we were recently able to open our doors to ~3,300 Central Texas students and teachers. For FREE!
In November, students from 25+ Austin ISD and Austin-area charter schools visited Thinkery completely free of charge. This generous grant not only provided free 90-minute guided tours for program participants—it also included stipends for bus transportation and student lunches.
Our amazing Tour Guides and STEAM Leads provided engaging learning experiences for each and every student. We’re so grateful for their hard work and dedication!
And in addition to exploring science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) through hands-on activities, Google Field Trip Day participants created a collaborative art piece to commemorate this truly special partnership.
The three-week project wrapped up on Friday, November 18 with a special presentation. To celebrate, Thinkery Interim Executive Director Carol Drennan presented the colorful artwork to Gerardo Interiano (Head of External Affairs – Southwest Region, Google) and Dr. Kazique J. Prince (Senior Policy Advisor and Education Coordinator, Office of Austin Mayor Steve Adler). The final group to participate in our 2016 Google Field Trip Days program—students from J. Houston Elementary School—cheered as the collaborative artwork was unveiled.
Thank you, Google—for everything. Thank you for equipping and inspiring the future generation of creative problem solvers. Thank you for providing rewarding learning experiences for underserved students in Austin, in Texas and across the country. Thank you for opening the door.
This program was made possible thanks to generous support from Google.