Every child is STEM child, Every space is STEM space
talkSTEM works hard to make unique and high quality STE(A)M educational content freely available to all children. We partner with such youth-serving organizations as Dallas ISD, Girls Inc, Imagine Science, and more. Every dollar you contribute goes directly to our educational programming and content creation that reaches under-resourced student populations. Please support us.
We invite all school groups and other visitors to utilize these free experiences. These are great for all who are up for taking a look at their environments in a fun and different way! You will notice things you may have passed by many times, appreciate the unexpected connections between art, architecture, math, science, engineering, and technology, and flex those problem solving muscles. Grownups, families, educators, student groups (K-12) are all welcome. If you go on any of these stops (and you are free to take in one or more stops in these walks), we’d love to see your selfies, comments, and questions. Use #walkSTEM.
Some of our experiences are available as self-guided audio tours via the Otocast mobile platform. You can download the free mobile Otocast ion your iOS and Android device. Otocast is your gateway to over 3,500 points of interest around the country. Our tours are suitable for a wide range of ages.
You are also very welcome to go on a virtual walkSTEM tour through our collection of short videos on walkSTEM Academy.
Dallas Arts District
The largest contiguous arts district in the US. Click here to download free and engaging activity sheets for the walkSTEM@Dallas Arts District.
NorthPark Center in Dallas, TX
Containing an internationally acclaimed collection of 20th and 21st century art and visited by 25 million people a year. Click here to download free and engaging activity sheets for walkSTEM@NorthPark Center. Self-guided audio tours are also available via the Otocast app.
Fair Park in Dallas, TX
The largest collection of art deco buildings in the world and completed in 1936 for the Texas Centennial Exposition. Click here to download free and engaging activity sheets for walkSTEM@Fair Park.
Dallas City Hall Plaza
Containing I.M.Pei designed City Hall Building, Henry Moore sculpture, and more. Click here to download free and engaging activity sheets for walkSTEM@Dallas City Hall Plaza (high school level). Self-guided audio tours are also available via the Otocast app (middle and high school level).
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
One of the most breathtaking botanical gardens in America. Ask for the walkSTEM@Dallas Arboretum self-guided tour at the information desk.
Trinity River Audubon Center
Home to the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States.
St. Philip’s School and Community Center
Creating excellence in education and service through the Dallas located school and community center.
West End Historic District
Combining historic charm and modern elements with museums, restaurants, shops and entertainment.
Starbucks Community Cafe
Part of a Starbucks Initiative to support youth and economic development in diverse, underserved areas of the countr
Girl Scout STEM Center for Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars
92-acre living laboratory located in south Dallas providing opportunities in robotics, computer coding, botany, chemistry and more.
A pivotal space in southern Dallas highlighting the growing community.
Dallas Love Field Airport
A beautiful building dedicated to highlighting connections between aerospace and the arts.
A lively campus supporting humanities and sciences programs for its students.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Laboratory spaces for academic and medical research that celebrates the intersections between the sciences and arts.
Ronald Kirk Bridge
Unique park the bridges west Dallas and downtown, provides trails for exploring, playgrounds for families and a tribute to the Trinity River Basin below.
About the Founder & CEO
Dr. Koshi Dhingra has dedicated her career to STEM education and is passionate about having every child live up to their potential. Seeing a lack of girls and other underrepresented youth in STEM programs, she founded talkSTEM in 2015 to address the imbalance. She has a doctorate in science education from Teachers College, Columbia University, has years of experience teaching in graduate and undergraduate programs, and has held leadership roles in universities. She advises and collaborates with a broad range of educational institutions globally. Dr. Dhingra began her career teaching science in middle and high school in New York. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband, three children, and two dogs.