How to walkSTEM®

Are you interested in creating a walkSTEM® tour of your own? After-school learning spaces, universities, museums, zoos, cities, and corporate offices are all sites that have created walkSTEM tours for their communities. Email us to learn more.

As you can see, you have a range of choices on how to share your walkSTEM tour. Your students, teachers, employees, and visitors can access your content in the way that works best. We are happy to provide guidance.

Learn more about the walkSTEM initiative here, and about the talkSTEM non-profit organization here.

To view talkSTEM tours in the DFW area, click here, or explore our artist-created tour maps!

Make a walkSTEM tour

1 Decide on the location! This can be a campus, a museum, a zoo, or just a neighborhood you think lends itself well to being shown off in a science, technology, engineering, arts, and / or mathematics-based tour. Next, decide on the specific objects or locations that will be your tour stops. Reach out to us if you’d like to discuss. We are happy to help!

2 Create your content. Our Create Your Own walkSTEM framework is all freely available here. We’ve also made an easy template available here, handy for planning tour stops and text, whether making videos or app-based tours. Once your content is created, you can just zip it up and send it our way, and we’ll take care of the rest, distributing to both the official MathFinder open access video library and Otocast.

3 Tell your friends, and take the tour! Now that you’ve made your walkSTEM tour, it’s time to enjoy and share it with the world.

Examples of Student- and Instructor-created walkSTEM® Tours Across Platforms:

Audio-based walkSTEM tours, like those created by Dallas ISD schools, Klyde Warren Park, and the Marymount School of New York. These tours can be viewed when searched for by name within the Otocast mobile app, or online as a progressive web app by following the links below:

Video-based walkSTEM tours, like those created at Duke University. These can be experienced in our MathFinder online video library, and have also been adapted into mobile and web app formats by Otocast.

Docent-led tours, like those at the Solar Prep School for Girls (Dallas ISD). At Solar Prep, students worked together as an after school club to lead visitors on tours of their new school building. Docent-lead tours can also be recorded, and adapted into video tours for future use!

We started creating walkSTEM tours in 2017 and are thrilled to have a growing and vibrant walkSTEM community. Watch this short video to hear from walkSTEM advisor and founder of MoMath (the only math museum in North America), Dr. Whitney. To explore that community further, we encourage you to visit our YouTube channel or MathFinder video library.

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