Library to host Spokes America |

Library to host Spokes America

Nevada Appeal staff report

Seven science, technology, engineering and math students and alumni from Harvard, MIT, and Columbia will stop at the Carson City Library as part of their bike ride from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.

Spokes America is a bike trip across the United States designed to make STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) accessible to students everywhere. The Spokes team will be at the Carson City Library on Monday with plans to run a Learning Festival.

This summer, the team will bike across the United States in collaboration with Teach for America as part of an effort to rethink education. As they journey, they will stop along the way at public schools and libraries throughout the country to hold Learning Festivals. At each visit they will teach hands-on, project-oriented classes. Kids will learn about circuits by building a laser transmitter, or about design and tools by taking apart bicycle parts and building something new.

The organization’s motivation is dedicated to revealing the exploratory, self-directed, and boundless nature of learning to students across the U.S. Their mission stems from the simple idea most of the learning we do over the course of our lifetimes happens outside of a classroom as the result of semi-random explorations into topics that genuinely interest us.