Cutting-edge leaders are creating workplace environments where failure is an expected stepping stone on the way to innovative achievements. While on tour at DCM, attendees will experience S.T.E.A.M. (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) immersed environments where creativity, risk-taking and problem solving are part of the learning process through play. Informed by field research, DCM's scientists, engineers and educators create open-ended experiences that help facilitate thinking about the world around us. Tour attendees may engage in hands on activities and may include one of the Maker Spaces where real tools are used by children. Whether creating collaborative systems to foster process oriented experiences, exploring new ways of designing and engineering, or giving safe space to fail and try again, DCM's inclusive approach remains innovative in the fields that inform our work and employee think spaces. DCM will soon unveil its new Corporate Recess program where adults from corporations and businesses can apply their best practices through methods that will bring the best out of everyone. Why DuPage Children's Museum? Even before a child learns to crawl, brain research and neuroscience tells us that the earliest experiences will impact 85 percent of brain architecture by the time that child reaches 4 years of age. Innovation begins with the power of play. Molex, a long time STEM education supporter and investor in DuPage Children's Museum and its mission, will be one of the guest presenters during the group lunch. Brian Krause, vice president of marketing and communications for Molex products worldwide, will provide insight into industry leaders, engaging the next generation in skilled trades and more.
DuPage Children's Museum (DCM) celebrates play as the way to engage children and their adult partners in learning experiences that encourage curiosity, exploration and collaboration. Open-ended play that offers multiple outcomes invites risk-taking, critical thinking, persistence and creative problem solving. The Museum features exhibits and programs that facilitate engagement in multiple pathways and processes - engineering a mechanical sculpture; manipulating energy through bags of loads; or circuits and a power source. DCM's reputation as a leader in the field continues to build unique partnerships with Chicagoland businesses and corporations. www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org