The STEM Center has a lot of programming coming up in the next few months so we’ll be observing Summer Hours until August. This means we won’t be open at set times, but only available by appointment. If you need to come by and see us, use one of the methods below to set up a time. Thanks!
Here’s a great video about a program for any kids interested in astronomy. The Glen Carbon Library is using some telescopes provided by Dr. Tom Foster of the Physics Department to do some awesome programming this summer. Check out the video below; all the information for signing up is on there!
Another great event happening at the Edwardsville Children’s Museum is their Little Tots Block Party! This is for children ages 18 months to Prek. It will take place on June 17th and July 5th from 10-11 am. It is a chance for your little one to get to build towers with different types of blocks! For more information check out this pdf.
The Edwardsville Children’s Museum is hosting a camp June 13- June 17 from 10-11:30 am daily! You will learn about the outdoor world and on the last day have a trip to the Watershed! You will need to regitster for this event and here is a link to more information about it: http://edwardsvillechildrensmuseum.org/files/FINAL_ECM_Summer_Programming_2016(1).pdf
Many people are disgusted with “buggy” creatures, but maybe that’s because they see them as nuisances or scary. This video introduces millipedes and explains some of their biology. Learn to differentiate between them and centipedes, while also understanding why millipedes are useful and necessary to our environment. These decomposers move in interesting ways, watch as Emily Graslie gets to meet one up close!
Another great even happening at the Watershed in Edwardsville is their Children’s Discovery Day! This event is on May 28th from 10am-12pm! The event is titled Wet and Wild and they are requesting children to wear closed toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty! The children will learn all about animals that make their home in the water! More information can be found here: http://www.watershednaturecenter.org/calendar/2016/3/3/childrens-discovery-day-wet-and-wild
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The STEM Center is proud to announce a brand new workshop in collaboration with the Teaching with Primary Sources project! This workshop introduces ways STEM education can be integrated into elementary and middle school social studies or history curriculum. Teachers will engage in a sample STEM-integrated history unit that incorporates analysis tools and primary sources to encourage
STEM-related thinking into a classroom curriculum. Teachers will have time to explore and research primary sources and topics from a STEM perspective. Additional time will be given to create a plan to integrate similar lessons and tools into their own curriculum with the support of STEM educators.
Where and When: June 7-8th from 9:00-3:00 at SIUE
Lunch and 12 PD Hours included when you register for free. You will also receive a free flash drive with all of the primary sources and curricular materials free. Sign up with a colleague from your school and receive a soil testing kit and books for your classroom!
To apply, please fill out the application here.
The STEM Odyssey Summer Camp is open and accepting registration forms. This camp experience has been providing science-based summer opportunities for students for years and this summer we’re continuing a second year of our collaboration with the art department. If you’re child is interested in STEM topics, check out the Odyssey Summer Camp page and fill out a registration form today!