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Lab at Campbell School

Students gain hands-on learning experiences at an April 24 event at Campbell Elementary School that showcased the new Think, Make, Create Lab that will travel to different Lincoln after-school programs.

Big Red Keno has awarded $57,000 to six youth-serving organizations that will impact 13 schools in eastern Nebraska through its 2018 Science & Math Program. The program supports enrichment of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational opportunities.

“Big Red Keno’s Science & Math Program is now in its third year, and we are impressed once again at the resourcefulness and creativity of Nebraska educators in their strategies to engage youth in science and math,” said Dan Pankow, Big Red Keno president and CEO. “It’s important to us to support these activities that enhance STEM education and ultimately strengthen our communities.”

The grant supports Beyond School Bells, Nebraska’s statewide after school and summer learning network, in bringing a Think, Make, Create (TMC) Lab to the Lincoln Public Schools district. The TMC is a fully equipped, enclosed trailer that provides a full range of STEM supplies supporting pop-up tinkering, making, creative play and learning. 

The six current grants ranged from $5,200 to $7,500. Since Big Red Keno’s Science & Math Program began in 2016, more than $200,000 has been awarded to 17 youth-serving organizations.

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View all grant recipients and event details at www.bigredkeno.com/science.

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