Access for All
The Santa Fe Children's Museum continously strives to provide access for all in our community. We are concerned that not all children in northern New Mexico have access to our recent virtual programming. To provide hands-on learning for all kids, we’ve been developing a series of Grab-and-Go kits, which include lessons, directions, and materials in a single package, so families can learn and play together!
During this time of closure, remote, and hybrid learning, many kids will inevitably miss out on breadth and depth of education. This is especially paramount for children living in reservations and pueblos without access to the internet. The Grab-and-Go program and these unique learning kits strive to help ensure children don’t fall behind in their education, and can learn at home.
Partnerships, both established and new, have assisted in the free distribution of these kits!
Local Partners Railyard Park Conservancy, Alas de Agua Art Collective, Communities in Schools, Northern Youth Project, and Santa Fe Indian Center have helped give nearly 600 kits to rural communities in northern New Mexico, indigenous families in urban areas, and Southside students. Many of the kits also included an art component contributed by the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
In response to COVID-19, our experienced team and partners like Community Educators Network and the City of Santa Fe Summer Youth and Teen Program have been distributing Grab-and-Go kits to thousands of families throughout NM since March 2020.
Grab-and-Go kits are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Art, Early Childhood Education, and Garden-themed.
Garden for Climate Victory
Climate Victory Gardens reference the Victory Garden movement in the 1940s. They present an opportunity to produce healthy, local food and action against climate change. A Climate Victory Garden is grounded in the carbon-sucking principles of regenerative agriculture.
Victory Garden Kits have been developed with curriculum from New Mexico Healthy Soil Working Group and seed packets from Lowe’s.
Help us continue to develop and distribute thousands of bilingual Grab-and-Go Kits to NM rural communities, Native American children, and local families in the coming year:
The Santa Fe Children’s Museum is determined to support the kids of New Mexico through this crisis and beyond.