The family exploration area will be a collaboration of the Center for Innovation in
Informal STEM Learning (CIISL), co-directed by Paul Martin and Rae Ostman, and
the i.d.e.a. Museum in Mesa. Both CIISL and i.d.e.a. personnel have expertise and
experience in informal learning opportunities for families. The effort will also draw
on the extensive library of activities of the National Informal STEM Education
NISE Network: http://www.nisenet.org/
i.d.e.a. Museum: http://www.ideamuseum.org/
The family exploration area will give children and caregivers opportunities to invent with us at Emerge 2019! “Playing with the Future” features hands-on creative activities about inventing and responsible innovation; collaborative art/science activities that encourage social learning within and across groups; and conversational activities that explore ideas about the future.