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Baltimore Museum of Industry donates learning kits, 2,000 kits to be distributed to students next week

Posted at 7:37 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 19:37:59-04

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Museum of Industry is working to keep students in the city engaged and entertained.

On Wednesday, staff and volunteers at the BMI assembled more than 2,000 interactive learning kits.

The kits are based on the learning students would typically experience while on field trips to the museum.

They're inspired by the museums award-winning kids’ cannery program, where students learn about oyster shucking and canning.

"Especially with this closure of schools and the closure of the museum the digital divide is really tough in Baltimore so being able to bring something hands on to these kids before the end of the school year is really important to us."

The kits require no internet or computer-tablet screens.

Next week the Maryland National Guard will help distribute the kits to students in Baltimore City at meal distribution sites.