Mobile Science Sustainability Lab Brings Hands-On Solar Education to Middle Schools
Access to fun, interactive science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming is often out of reach for schools in underserved communities due to a lack of resources. Such education opportunities are critical components to spark interest in STEM-related fields among youth. Tallahassee-based nonprofit Mobile Science Laboratory, Inc. (MoLab) addresses this critical need by directly bringing dynamic, on-the-go, and hands-on science experiences to schools in underserved communities with MoBus, their mobile science lab.
Continuing their partnership with All Points North Foundation, MoLab will provide project-based, collaborative solar education to sixth-grade students at eight Title 1 middle schools in Leon and Gadsden counties in Florida. MoLab’s multi-faceted approach raises awareness about solar and the need for alternative energy sources, reinforcing in-school science curriculum and bridging the racial, ethnic, and gender gaps in STEM fields.