The Children’s Museum of the East End has received $55,640 in federal funding, U.S, Representative Lee Zeldin announced this week.
The Bridgehampton museum is one of the most visited museums on the East End. It will use the funding to launch the Science Connections program for children between the ages of 5 and 9. The program will be led by bilingual museum educators and trained high school students to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs and careers for English and Spanish speaking children and their families through an interactive, cross-cultural experience.
Such programs are “vital to the education of our youth and future of our country in the 21st century,” Mr. Zeldin said in a release.
“The Institute of Museum and Library Services’ process for awarding grants is incredibly competitive so CMEE is thrilled to be among the recipients,” said Stephen Long, CMEE’s president. “In addition to providing a unique opportunity for families of all backgrounds to learn science in a playful and exciting way, this support helps CMEE realize its vision of becoming a thriving community hub where all children are immersed in learning and discovery, develop practical and social skills for a diverse world, and have the time of their lives.”
The funding was secured through the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America and National Leadership Grants. This program supports museums across the country in an effort to maintain and further develop the services museums can provide.