walkSTEM® in DFW
Currently there are 20 institutional partners and public places in and around Dallas featured on our platform, the talkSTEM YouTube channel. These video playlists are freely available for schools and out of school groups to utilize as virtual field trips, in-person field trips, enrichment while learning STEM concepts, and exemplars of interdisciplinary activity. In addition to these produced walkSTEM tours, educators, parents, or community organizations can create their own walkSTEM in their school, neighborhood park, home, or at community landmarks. talkSTEM provides a robust toolkit for the creation of a walkSTEM tour which includes best practices, suggested standards-align concepts, and insightful discussion questions. These resources can also be used for walkSTEM Clubs and Camps, either as standalone projects or as part of a series of activities used in a club or camp.
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.
We are excited to partner with the Otocast mobile platform! Many of our experiences are now available at self guided audio tours. You can download the Otocast app for free 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 talkSTEM YouTube Channel.
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.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
One of the most breathtaking botanical gardens in America! Ask for the walkSTEM@Dallas Arboretum self-guided tour at the information desk.
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 Love Field Airport
A beautiful building dedicated to highlighting connections between aerospace and the arts.
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.
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Experience the stories of aviation and space flight!
Inquire about walkSTEM videos and activities at the museum.
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.
Klyde Warren Park
An engineering marvel and public park built in the center of Dallas, home to fun family events and mathematical opportunities.
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.
Ronald Kirk Bridge
Unique park that bridges west Dallas and downtown, provides trails for exploring, playgrounds for families, and a tribute to the Trinity River Basin below.
Starbucks Community Cafe
Part of a Starbucks Initiative to support youth and economic development in diverse, underserved areas of the country.
St. Philip’s School and Community Center
Creating excellence in education and service through the Dallas located school and community center.
Texas Discovery Gardens
Visit 7.5 acres of public gardens, atwo-story Butterfly House, and the Snakes of Texas House! Ask for the walkSTEM@TDG self-guided tour at the information desk. Paid admission.
Trinity River Audubon Society
Home to the largest urban hardwood forest in the United States. Ask for the walkSTEM@TRAC self-guided tour at the information desk.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Laboratory spaces for academic and medical research that celebrates the intersections between the sciences and arts.
West End Historic District
Combining historic charm and modern elements with museums, restaurants, shops and entertainment.
Every child is a STEM child, Every space is a STEM space
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