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Sandia Area Provides 400 STEAM Learning Kits

Sandia Area Provides 400 STEAM Learning Kits

The COVID-19 pandemic had long reaching effects, shutting down both schools and businesses alike. Due to this, many children did not have proper access to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education, especially those in underserved communities or who do not have proper access to internet. In response, Sandia Area teamed up with Explora to provide education kits, which will allow young students to learn about permaculture through hands-on discovery right from home.

This effort stems from Sandia Area and Explora sharing a commitment to education in STEAM and educating youth in underserved communities. The 400 kits were provided to children living in tribal, rural, and remote communities. They were provided in Colfax, Guadalupe, Lincoln, McKinley, Mora, San Juan, Sierra, and Socorro Counties.

As a local non-profit, Sandia Area strives to improve the lives of the people in the communities that we serve.

About Explora

Explora’s mission is to create opportunities for inspirational discovery and the joy of lifelong learning through interactive experiences in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Explora engages thousands of children, families, and teachers each year in STEAM education, and partners with nearly one hundred organizations to proudly serve all 33 New Mexico counties.

About Sandia Area Federal Credit Union

Founded in 1956, Sandia Area Federal Credit Union is the only federally chartered community credit union in central New Mexico, with locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe. It is a member-owned, full-service financial institution that is federally insured by NCUA. Membership is extended to people and organizations who embrace the values of Permaculture, or live, work, worship, volunteer, or attend school in the city of Rio Rancho or Bernalillo, Cibola, Torrance, or Valencia counties.

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