April 14, 2020

How To Help Children Be “Disaster-Resilient” and Why We Must

Data show that children with COVID-19 appear to have lower mortality rates, and generally milder symptoms, than do adults who contract the disease. However, the indirect effects of COVID-19 might well have devastating long-term impacts on children, especially in socially-, politically-, economically-, and, often, racially-marginalized communities.


Join EmbraceRace on Wednesday, April 22 for “How We Can Help Our Children to Be ‘Disaster-Resilient’ and Why We Must” for a conversation about how the unfolding crisis might be affecting children’s mental health, and what you can do to support their well-being. Time will be provided for questions and comments.

The event will feature Denese Shervington, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tulane University School of Medicine and Institute for Women and Ethics Studies.


To register, visit the event registration page.



March 29, 2019

Hello Robo: Early STEM Robotics

Robots provide unseen services across industries, including transportation, medical, and manufacturing. Early learners need the foundational STEM skills that allow them to imagine and build the robots of the future.

About the Event

Join the Carnegie Science Center Teaching Excellence Academy for a professional development workshop where participants will use resources from NAEYC and other STEM experts to examine developmentally appropriate concepts to prepare students for robotics technologies. Educators will discover hands-on, standards-aligned activities they can do right away, even if they don’t have a robot — yet!

This professional development opportunity is for pre-K through 2nd-grade teachers.

About the Academy

Carnegie Science Center’s Teaching Excellence Academy offers opportunities for educators in all grade levels, with specific workshops in STEM, early learner education, and digital fabrication. Act 48 credit is provided upon successful completion of each workshop. In addition to onsite workshops, the Science Center offers multiple opportunities for professional development to be delivered at local sites throughout the academic year. For more information, visit their website.

Registration & Questions

To register or ask questions, contact Toni Stith at or 412.237.1616.