Bainbridge Island STEM in the News:
41K Ocean Acidification Grant - This is an Inside Bainbridge article detailing the recent 3M Partnership Grant that will teach Ocean Acidification to our Advanced Placement Environmental Science students.
STEAM Camp Video - Here is last summer's Intermediate STEAM Camp Video by Collin Costello: STEAM Camp!
BHS teachers to present their research - On December 9, 2013, 7-8 PM in the BHS Commons, join BHS teachers Brad Lewis and Jason Uitvlugt as they share how science and statistics research in South Africa have enhanced their Statistics and Advanced Placement Enviornmental Science classes. Lewis was one of 15 teachers across the nation to win a Hilton Honors Teacher Treks Travel Grant. With support from the Bainbridge Schools Foundation, Uitvlugt joined him. Hear about their research with Earthwatch statisticians and scientists studying the effect of humans on endangered species. Find out how students can work side-by-side with field scientists and experience their own real-world application of statistics and environmental science.
The Murden Cove Watershed Project. This is an amazing set of partnerships with our students at the very center of this citizen scientist effort. A great example of STEM learning!
The original 3M grant awarded to Islandwood involved creating an adapted curriculum for the District's Grade 5 students. The Water Resources Council provided expert consultation to the 3M Grant and later developed a more comprehensive approach to the overall watershed project. On the basis of this comprehensive approach, a National Estuary Program Grant has since been awarded. For more information about the Murden Cove Watershed Project, click here.
The Bainbridge Island STEM Initiative
Great STEM activities are happening here in the Bainbridge Island School District. Math literacy (numeracy) with Zeno Math, Science Activity Nights, ST Math, STEM Summer Camp and much more underway. Stay tuned by connecting to the Bainbridge Island STEM group on Linked In or visit the STEM Blog! page--even better, RSS to the Blog and keep up with all things STEM.
The Bainbridge Island School District Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative has been made possible by the generous support of the Bainbridge Island Schools Foundation.
While the Mission of this initiative is designed to encourage students to consider STEM related fields after they graduate from High School, it's really much more. At its heart, we hope that this initiative may help students find their love for learning and help them to develop a sustained interest in what they are passionate about.
Please do take a few moments to peruse some of the resources or if you have any questions about the STEM Initiative please don't hesitate to contact:
9-12 STEM: Juliette Brown 206 855 0471 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
K-8 STEM: Gregory J. Moncada, 206 780 1068 (email@example.com)