Metairie STEM hub gets science teachers inspired and equipped for hands-on lab lessons, all for free

Arielle Hunter can’t even begin to describe the challenges of being a high school science teacher.

“This is one of the only jobs that you have to prepare for the workday. And then you leave that workday with work to grade, and then you have to prepare for the next day,” said Hunter, the director of science curriculum at Livingston Collegiate Academy in east New Orleans and a former biology teacher.

Since conducting science labs means finding resources, testing them ahead of time and thinking through logistics, they quickly become a huge burden, Hunter said.

The local nonprofit STEM Library Lab, however, has come to her rescue.

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