TMC Mobile Labs foster tinkering and hands-on learning. Using STEM skills, the labs let students bring ideas into the real world. The first lab will be launched in Rawlins, Wyoming thanks to a successful community partnership. AT&T Mountain Region and Sinclair Oil Corporation saw the opportunity to bring valuable skills into the community and have helped fund the labs. Carbon County Boys & Girls Club, Carbon County School District #1, and Carbon County Higher Education Center are working together to bring the opportunity to life.

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The “lab” is a 6 x 12-foot trailer that can easily be transported for use at afterschool program sites and community-based learning sites. The interior of the trailer has been specifically designed to maximize storage of supplies and projects. Tinkering and making occurs outside of the trailer — either outside the trailer utilizing TMC tables and pop-up canopies or inside.¬† TMC Labs are designed to be a low-cost entry point for Wyoming youth to tinker, explore and problem-solve while helping to promote long-term sustainability for rural programs. WYAA is proud to partner with Beyond School Bells to offer this opportunity to programs in Wyoming. ¬†Would you like to get involved? Contact us today!

Photos are courtesy of Tim Carey with Shirts and More and Jeff Cole with Beyond School Bells.