Sci-Port is thrilled to announce our partnership with the @allofusresearch program! This partnership will allow us to not only continue advocating for the importance of integrating STEM education from an early age, but will also allow us to further support communities with health vulnerabilities. #joinallofus
GSK Science in the Summer™ is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK, in partnership with The Franklin Institute. Sci-Port Discovery Center implements the curriculum with our Community Partners. This year's theme is Chemistry. For more information, please visit https://www.scienceinthesummer.com/
Support for the North Louisiana STEM Alliance. Up to 120 LMI students and their families will gain access to high-quality STEM programming and career advice through our North Louisiana STEM Alliance partners.
1. “Family that Codes Together program.” CEO Ebony Mitchell of Oremi Technologies and Solutions will host a program that teaches not only the student, but the entire family how to code. The overarching STEM Goal of this program is to deepen proficiency and understanding of coding for underserved families. Because of the pandemic, this program will be adapted to a virtual platform as necessary. Up to 50 served.
2. “FunZone - STEMTORSHIP program.” Hosted by Jasmine Clinton, NLSA entrepreneur and owner of Fun Zone LLC Powered by STEAM, this program will feature “Build A Bot” where kids are able to use recycled cans to build robots! The STEM Goal of this program is to guide students through the engineering design process, giving them youth voice and authenticity. Up to 50 served.
3. “Virtual STEM Career Deep Dive program.” Up to 20 youth (middle school, high school, and early college age) will be guided by NLSA STEM Entrepreneurship & Career expert J.J. Conway using an online personality test. The report shows students their personality, what careers and/or college degrees people with their strengths find rewarding, and also tips for getting along with others who have other personalities. Ms. Conway goes over the reports one-on-one with each student virtually. The overarching STEM Goal of this program is to make relevance by connecting students’ interests to STEM career pathways.
Supported by the Franklin Institute and the National Girls Collaborative Project. State Leaders from Sci-Port, Green & Gold Library System, STARBASE, and Knock Knock Children's Museum will train 60 educators throughout the state with "light and shadows" curriculum & kits.
Please visit http://leap.fi.edu/join-us for more information.
This is a training program in which offenders in the Caddo Correctional Center’s Work Re-entry program are trained to engage their own children in hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Offenders receive up to 12 contact hours of professional development training and 12 contact hours with their children to practice their techniques. Originally supported by the Beaird Family Foundation; currently funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
The fourth-annual Shreveport-Bossier Mini Maker Faire will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Agricultural Building at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds, 3701 Hudson Avenue in Shreveport. The event is organized by a passionate team of professionals looking to enrich STEAM programming in North Louisiana, including members from NWLA Makerspace, Sci-Port, the North Louisiana STEM Alliance, Caddo Parish Parks & Recreation.
GSK Science in the Summer™ is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK, in partnership with The Franklin Institute. Sci-Port Discovery Center implements this curriculum with our Community Partners: Bossier BLAST, Plant a Seed in our Youth Foundation, Bernstein Development, Inc., VOA-Lighthouse, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, Caddo Parish Homeless Education Enhancement Program, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Pines.
Education Week came out and interviewed and published a national article on one of the Bossier Schools Summer Blast camps we did through GSK Science in the Summer so far this summer!
Since the national expansion of GSK Science in the Summer in 2015, Sci-Port has worked with 8 different Community Partners and served over 3,100 underprivileged youth (grades 2nd - 6th), Sci-Port is currently enrolling for 2020 "Be a Chemist".
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