STEAM ONWARD Garden Projects
After School S.T.E.M. Programs
According to a study conducted by Bayer Corporation women and minorities are substantially underrepresented in a number of United States S.T.E.M. fields, including chemistry, engineering, physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science. The study revealed that women and minorities are missing from the S.T.E.M. workforce today because they were not identified, encouraged, or motivated to pursue S.T.E.M. careers as youth.
We believe that an interest in science begins at an early age regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. The participants in the Young Researchers Community Project (YRCP) are engaged in a unique after-school program that transforms the environments of schools into immersive hands-on experiential laboratories.
Our garden projects utilize STEM learning experiences which are important factors in stimulating and sustaining interest in science and mathematics. Gardens also serve as a laboratory that provide youth opportunities to explore environmental issues, law and government policy, as well as youth businesses and entrepreneurship.
SCHOOL GARDEN GOAL & OBJECTIVES:
Increase the number of minority and under-served youth who pursue higher education STEM careers.
OBJECTIVE 1. To utilize gardens to increase minority, female, and under-
served youth interest and engagement in STEM experiential
OBJECTIVE 2. To increase youth involvement in environmental stewardship of
their schools, homes, and community.
OBJECTIVE 3. To provide mentoring and internship opportunities for minority,
female, and under-served youth in STEM related careers.
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Contact Steam Onward today. We can help your youth group become effective agents of change in their community