The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota received a $5,000 grant from the  Consolidated Communications Community Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation to create awareness and skill building opportunities for young learners across a range of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math  (STEAM) content areas. 

This grant allows Museum staff to share their expertise and passion for STEAM learning with the families they  serve. Parents and caregivers will experience new and meaningful opportunities to explore and support learning  while their children gain experience in practicing STEAM skills such as observation, cause and effect,  investigation, problem-solving, creativity, teamwork, and communication.  

“We’re proud to partner with the Children’s Museum and offer this innovative STEAM learning experience for young  students and their families,” said Sam Gett, Corporate Communications Manager at Consolidated  Communications. “For over 50 years, our Community Fund has awarded more than $6.4 million in grants to improve  lives in Greater Mankato and assist local non-profit organizations.”