Tag: STEM Saturdays

STEM Saturdays — A Renewed Emphasis on Outdoor Learning

| July 28, 2020
STEM Saturdays — A Renewed Emphasis on Outdoor Learning

The Million Girls Moonshot seeks to re-imagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make. Their goal is to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs over the next 5 years. 

You are invited to participate in their upcoming webinar on August 11th at 12 pm PT to learn from experts about the concept of cultural responsiveness and discuss the importance of developing a culturally responsive and anti-racist mindset. The presenters will discuss how youth benefit from culturally responsive afterschool programs and share specific tactics and practices to develop culturally relevant STEM afterschool programs. 

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STEM Saturdays — Submit your ideas to the SciTech Institute STEM Resource Directory

| July 14, 2020
STEM Saturdays — Submit your ideas to the SciTech Institute STEM Resource Directory

SciTech Institute launched its new online STEM Resource Directory designed to help parents find quality educational resources and support students learning at home. To assist families in navigating the web to locate STEM resources for online learning, they developed a comprehensive Resource Directory compiling the educational opportunities in a single place, organized clearly by audience and topic. The directory offers families access to a wealth of engaging content in an easy-to-navigate format that is fun to search and explore.

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STEM Saturdays — Project-Based STEAM Learning at Home

| June 2, 2020
STEM Saturdays — Project-Based STEAM Learning at Home

Shared from National AfterSchool Association

In an effort to help you serve youth throughout this crisis, the Salvadori Center in New York City has developed a series of FREE project-based STEAM lessons. Every week throughout the crisis, they will share:
Lesson plans with teacher guides 
Student instructions and worksheets 
Lists of common materials often found at home to complete projects 
And a design challenge to apply new concepts 

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STEM Saturdays — Talking to Kids About the Australian Bushfires

| January 14, 2020
STEM Saturdays — Talking to Kids About the Australian Bushfires

The massive wildfires sweeping across Australia have devastated the region – with entire towns ravaged by flames, billions of animals affected and 18 million acres burned. Here are some resources to support you in talking with youth about these fires and wildfires, more generally:

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STEM Saturdays — Free 2-Hour United Robotics Workshops

| January 7, 2020
STEM Saturdays — Free 2-Hour United Robotics Workshops

Whoever said, “STEM can’t be fun”, never played with robots. United Robotics is offering a FREE 2-hour hands-on workshop on robotics, the United Robotics Clubs and how to bring them to schools, districts, and nonprofits. 

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STEM Saturdays — 2019 STEM Grantee Spotlight

| December 17, 2019
STEM Saturdays — 2019 STEM Grantee Spotlight

Arizona Kids THINK Too partnered with Dysart Community Center to teach approximately 80 youth about technology, engineering, the arts, science, and mathematics during their summer programming.

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STEM Saturdays — How has Arizona impacted space exploration?

| August 12, 2019
STEM Saturdays — How has Arizona impacted space exploration?

Did you know that all 50 states are helping NASA explore space? It’s true! Click the Earth GIF then select your state on the map to see how it’s been important to the study of space and Earth science. Explore other states to learn some fun facts, too!

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STEM Saturdays update for July 27 — Step inside the Explorer Classroom!

| July 29, 2019
STEM Saturdays update for July 27 — Step inside the Explorer Classroom!

National Geographic Education has designed a set of Explorer Classrooms for summer learning programs in partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Summer is a unique time to encourage career exploration and STEM learning, and to introduce youth to new ways to experience and explore the world. Explorer Classrooms are a great way to do both!

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for May 18 — Looking for Summer Learning Activities? Try BioBlit

| May 20, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for May 18 — Looking for Summer Learning Activities? Try BioBlit

BioBlitz Summer 2019: Help your kids become citizen scientists! Free tools from National Geographic will help you organize a BioBlitz where students observe and analyze the biodiversity in your community. It’s an easy activity with a big impact where you see nature in a new way.

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STEM Saturdays update for March 23 — Coming Summer 2019! BioBlitz Activity for Summer Learning Programs

| March 25, 2019
STEM Saturdays update for March 23 — Coming Summer 2019! BioBlitz Activity for Summer Learning Programs

Get your summer program kids outside this summer to count bugs, study plants, and understand their communities.

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