As you watch the skill video below, think about these questions:

How did the partnership develop and expand between the Zoo and the local school district? (1:00 - 2:50)

Identify at least 3 different strategies Dr. Mulkerrin discusses regarding building the partnership between local school districts and informal science education partners. (0:15 - 0:55, 2:51- 3:09)

What does Dr. Mulkerrin share that supports how informal, out of school time learning can complement or enhances learning during the school day? (3:09 - 4:12)


Watch the skill video


Now that you've watched the video, reflect on what you saw and post your responses.

What are strategies you use to enhance, support and develop partnerships between your local school district and your program?
Research tells us that "Productive out-of-school STEM programs can help young people understand how their out-of-school experiences build on, connect with, and support continued learning and activity in other settings, including school."  What strategies do you use in your program to connect the learning?