STEM City April Newsletter

| April 21, 2020

April Newsletter

 

7th Annual STEM Night

 

Thank you all for attending STEM Night at the Dome. On March 9th, 2020 more than 2,000 community members joined together to celebrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the 7th annual Flagstaff STEM Night celebration. Over 90 exhibitors shared their work and we gave away 8 family memberships to the Lowell Observatory. This event impacts young students by exposing them to future careers and expanding their STEM knowledge.

Arizona Daily Sun Article

 

School Closure Planning & Online Resources

STEM City Website

There are loads of websites offering free STEM education. A comprehensive list can be found on our website, our favorites are:

mysteryscience.com

code.org

khanacademy.org

brainpop.com

kidsparkeducation.org

In addition we offer a STEAM event calendar for virtual events from local organizations. Check it out on our updated website.

 

Local Resources ~ Clubs & Organizations

We understand that online learning can be overwhelming in the midst of the current situation with COVID-19.The Flagstaff community is here to support your family. Local organizations are providing virtual learning materials, weekly to go bags, and food security.

The Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff

Every Wednesday The Boys & Girls Club of Flagstaff distributes around 200 “Club On The Go Bags” at their Cogdill location (301 S. Paseo Del Flag)  from 12-2pm. Last week we donated over 10 paper circuit kits including copper tape, coin cell batteries and LEDs.

Willow Bend Environmental Education Center

Tune in on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11AM MST on Facebook Live for a Virtual Program by Willow Bend. Previous recordings on insects, worms, geology, habitats can be found on their website.

The Museum of Northern Arizona

Every second Saturday of the month the Museum hosts a STEAM Program exploring new topics each month. During this time they post the event live to their Facebook page.

Tynkertopia

Stay tuned to join Dr. Alice for online STEAM challenges via Zoom. Also check the Tynkertopia website for information on where kids 18 and under can get FREE breakfast and lunch during their closure.

Lowell Observatory

Lowell posts weekly videos including Meet an Astronomer, Cosmic Coffee and even live streams of Astronomical Events. Find out more on their website lowell.edu

Flagstaff Family Food Center

Kitchen Door Lunch Program: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. daily

Free Daily Hot Meal: 4:00-5:30 p.m. daily

Emergency Food Boxes: Tues – Sat: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Opportunity Board

Assistant Clinical Professor – NAUTeach

 Summer Camp Internship – The Arboretum at Flagstaff

Forester – Department of Agriculture, Flagstaff 

    Kids Camp Teacher I & II – Lowell Observatory

Collections Intern, Museum of Northern Arizona

Archives Intern, Museum of Northern Arizona

Community Resilience VISTA (Flagstaff)

NAU STEM Growth Associate VISTA (Flagstaff)

Open Space Education and Outreach VISTA (Flagstaff)

STEM Education Integrator VISTA (Flagstaff)

STEM Outreach through Beautification and Public Art VISTA (Flagstaff)

Sustainable Food Systems VISTA (Flagstaff)

VISTA Experience Corps Support Specialist (Casa Grande)

Thank you to our sponsors

 

Grand Canyon Trust

Lowell Observatory

Peaks Engineering

CAVIAT

Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Arizona

Social and Behavioral Science at NAU

APS

NAU

KCS

City of Flagstaff Economic Development Office

Bob Braudy

Kenneth Lamm

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