Discover The Nature of the Bronx 
The Bronx is bursting at the seams with art, culture and nature. This school year the Museum is offering its partners a new grade-specific menu of STEAM and arts programming aptly named The Nature of the Bronx. 

Each program comes with a LaunchBox of supplies for every child, live instruction, teacher training, resource guides, student worksheets, fun videos, a set of seven specially curated reading books for each classroom teacher centered around the themes of Social-Emotional Learning and Black Lives Matter, and if feasible a COVID-safe field trip to a cultural/natural destination. 

Special thanks to the NYC DCLA, City Council Member Gibson, ConEd and TD Charitable Foundation.

For more information, please contact Nicole Wallace
Make a direct impact
This Thursday, the Museum is launching its very first crowdfunding campaign. Be on the lookout for special eblasts and social media posts with full details.

It's a critical time. Every student deserves an equal opportunity to learn and create.
The Transformation Moves Forward 
The New York City Department of Design & Construction recently shared this video showing the inside of our new building, set to open in late 2021. In the video, you can see the insulation panels going in, and our multi-media space, The Cloud, really taking shape! 
Connecting Early Childhood Educators 
Last month, more than 30 early childhood educators joined the Bronx Children's Museum and WNET/Channel 13 for an online professional development workshop designed to help educators connect with each other, share ideas, and develop new ways of engaging students. 

"Object based learning is so essential and [this workshop] was a great reminder of why it's so important to engage with this work with early learners." -CONNECT Participant

Funding for the workshop was provided by The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation and Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust. 

For more information, contact Nicole Wallace
Congratulations to Hope Harley, BxCM Board President! 
We're so excited to announce that our Board President, Hope Harley, was awarded the 2021 AARP Purpose Prize last month for her work with the Bronx Children's Museum.

Selected from a pool of more than 1,200 applicants, Ms. Harley is one of only five winners being honored for the mission-focused work of the organizations they lead. Each winner's nonprofit receives $50,000.

Read the full press release here.

Bronx Spotlight 
Each month we are highlighting a family-friendly, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) or Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) organization or person from the Bronx. We'll share a brief history of the organization and provide ideas on how families can support, engage or connect with them.
Vibrnt Seeds

Bronx-based mother and gardener Jakeia Person is the founder and owner of Vibrnt Seeds, a new home-gardening business with a focus on early childhood education and mindfulness. 

Vibrnt Seeds sells ready-to-grow kits for indoor gardening, terrarium lamps, and meditation gardens. 

We are also so excited to announce that Vibrnt Seeds has generously offered to donate a grow kit to all of the children in our programming this school year! The grow kits pictured here will be placed in the Museum's LaunchBoxes, which will go out to approximately 1,000 children across eighteen different schools in the Bronx. That's a lot of growth! 

Thank you Vibrnt Seeds!



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