“We at Children’s Hospital Colorado greatly appreciate the contributions of the students in their desire to brighten the hospital experience for the special patients that we serve by designing a toy that is safe, engaging, and transportable. By giving so generously of their time and talents, the patient experience is certain to be enhanced.”
Kathleen McBride: Director of Volunteer Services, Children's Hospital, Colorado
We provide authentic learning opportunities for instructors, caregivers, patients and students of all ages to leverage the design process and develop curricula for patients. Currently, we are building educational carts and curricula on many topics (e.g. gold mining, flight) to integrate into the Children's Hospital educational calendar.
Ecosystem Arts is a nonprofit, with a vision to expand outreach beyond Children’s Hospital Colorado, CU Boulder and local schools to implement the developed curriculum across multiple hospitals and schools around the nation. Adolescent patients at hospitals often lack access to enriching and engaging STEM education programs due to tiring and time-consuming treatment plans that reduce the will to learn from children. Our goal is to bridge this divide and bring STEM related content to patients that are unable to follow a traditional educational path by developing a sustainable curriculum with hospital staff, university students, educators, industry and most importantly, kids!
Ecosystem Arts is the first organization of its kind to organize a large group of engineers, K-12 schools, universities as well as local hospitals to effectively reach a large number of children while also remaining sustainable for the near future.
Here at EcosySTEM Arts, we are dedicated to the idea of engineering with empathy. Kids don't often get a voice in the grown-up/adult world. We give kids the opportunity to become part of something bigger and thrive in the STEM education they love. Join us. Together we can empower kids to help kids.