The Perot Museum of Nature and Science leaders announced this week that Margot and Ross Perot have donated $5 million to expand access to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) experiences for North Texans, including first responders, active duty and veteran members of the military, and underserved families and schoolchildren. The grant also provides financial aid for field trips, lab-based education programs and outreach experiences for schools.
“The Perot Museum’s mission is to inspire minds through nature and science. Igniting a passion for discovery is key to encouraging and developing our future leaders,” said Dr. Linda Silver, Eugene McDermott chief executive officer at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. “Research shows that informal STEM experiences like visits to a museum are where most lifetime science learning occurs.” The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas. For ticket information, visit perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555. — Taylor McDonnell