The North Louisiana STEM Alliance is a community of practice recognized by the STEM Funder’s Network STEM Learning Ecosystems ( Sci-Port Discovery Center a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is the host organization with Dr. Heather Kleiner as the founding chair. STEM education refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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It’s times like this when the power and the value of the STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice becomes very visible. Thanks to STEM Learning Ecosystems, you can practice Marshmallow Catapults, Building a Rube Goldberg Machine, and more!


Who We Are

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Who We Are

Since 2016, the NLSA collaborated on more than 90 programs, serving at least 40,000 individuals for a over 110,000 contact hours. These activities include Professional Development workshops, student workshops, field trips, IMAX movies, summer camps, coding, robotics, festivals, faires, and environmental education/clean ups. We are eager to continue serving more students and teachers in North Louisiana. 


Why Join?

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Numerous benefits! Networking, collaborating, sharing resources. You will be given access to the national community of practice site where many more resources can be found. Please contact Dr. Heather Kleiner at or for information. 


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Enlightened Self-Interest

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Our Mission: As a community of educators, parents and civic advocates, unified to connect students to the 21st century workforce, we focus on improving STEM education for our students through achieving math and science proficiency as well as increasing awareness of and access to STEM opportunities in the community. 



Our Goal: is to coordinate efforts of diverse stakeholders in North Louisiana to provide high quality STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), including the arts, to all youth PK-16 regardless of zip code. 

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How to Join

Currently, membership in the North Louisiana STEM Alliance is free. You just need to share our mission and philosophy of enlightened self-interest, and be interested in the role of STEM education in the career pipeline.