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Workshop: Exploring the Dimensions of STEAM Education with AGI

September 22, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

You are invited to attend the second in a series of Saturday STEAM workshops provided by the American Geosciences Institute in collaboration with the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Participants will explore the many interdisciplinary ways that the arts can support STEM education—an approach that adds an “A” for arts to STEM, making STEAM.

These workshops will allow visitors to interact with artists at work and give educators background to make interdisciplinary learning connections with your students. Anyone is welcome to take part; all teachers of grades K-8 are strongly invited to attend. Education resources (posters, packets, etc.) will be provided. You can attend one or all of the workshops in the series.


The workshop is free, but registration is requested.

If you are a K-8 teacher, please let us know when you register! Teachers who attend the full afternoon workshop will receive a stipend from AGI and a one-on-one training portion after the artist workshop.



Schedule of Activities:

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm  (Teachers Only) Introductions of STEAM concepts – Riverview Room (208)

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – STEAM Artist Hands-On Workshop: Location TBD

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm – STEAM Artist Hands-On Workshop: Location TBD

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – (Teachers Only) Continuation of STEAM concepts – Riverview Room (208)


Workshop Location

The Torpedo Factory Art Center is located at 105 N. Union Street in Alexandria Virginia and is accessible via metro (take the Blue Line or Yellow Line to the King Street Station). A free trolley from the King Street metro station stops at the art center. For those who drive, public parking is across the street.


Workshop Series Dates

A third and final workshop will be held on Saturday October 20 at the Torpedo Art Factory Center in Alexandria, Virginia. You can attend one or all three workshops.


About the American Geosciences Institute

AGI was founded in 1948, under a directive of the National Academy of Sciences, as a network of associations representing geoscientists with a diverse array of skills and knowledge of our planet. The Institute provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society’s use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment. AGI is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.




September 22, 2018
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Daily10 am - 6 pm*
Thursdays10 am - 9 pm
*The Torpedo Factory sometimes closes at 5 pm for private events. Check Today’s Hours to see if this could affect your visit. *Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit. *The Torpedo Factory is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Target Gallery has limited availability during City holidays.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.