Rollin’ Robots

Rollin' Robots An inperson workshop at Explora for early childhood educators, librarians and out-of-school time providers (2 CEU hours). Use code, cardboard, and ingenuity to create fun, interactive experiences with an adorable robot ball called a Sphero! Register

Scaling STEM Equitably: Practitioner Driven Reflections and Emerging Guidelines

Scaling STEM Equitably: Practitioner Driven Reflections and Emerging Guidelines In May 2023, practitioners across the informal STEM landscape gathered in Washington, D.C., to challenge the ways we conventionally scale informal STEM programs and collaboratively brainstorm new paths forward that center equity. Now, a year later, we will share a set of emerging guidelines and a […]

Get Charged Up!

Get Charged Up!  A virtual workshop for early childhood educators, librarians and out-of-school time providers (2 CEU hours). Get charged up about electricity! We’ll integrate literature and use balloons, tissue paper, hobby motors, and pool noodles to explore and play with static electricity and basic circuits. Use what you discover to make your own scribble […]

Gearing Up for Back to School With Afterschool Suppers and Snacks

Gearing Up for Back to School With Afterschool Suppers and Snacks The Afterschool Nutrition Programs are important resources for helping to fill the nutrition gap that may exists for millions of children when the school day ends. As schools and community partners start to plan for back to school, afterschool suppers and snacks should be […]

STEM in Fairy Tales

STEM in Fairy Tales A virtual workshop for early childhood educators, librarians, and out-of-school time providers (2 CEU hours). How much weight can Rapunzel's hair hold? How tall is the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk? Discover the answers as you explore the STEM in your favorite fairy tales. Register by June 18 for kit […]

Renewable Energy: Water Power Workshop

Renewable Energy: Water Power An in-person workshop for middle and high school educators, librarians, and out-of-school time providers. Learn about renewable energy from the waves, tides, and currents. Roll up your sleeves for some fun activities ready for your classroom and learn all about clean, renewable energy! Register

Unplugged Coding for Young Learners

Unplugged Coding for Young Learners An in-person workshop for early childhood educators, librarians, and out-of-school time providers (2 CEU hours). Join us for pattern recognition and early algorithmic thinking activities which require no tech at all and build the early skills for coding. Register

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves A virtual workshop for early childhood educators, librarians, and out-of-school time providers (2 CEU hours). Discover the variety in leaves and observe them up close. Explore how special leaves are by testing their strength, flying ability, and more! Register by July 12th for kit pick up or shipment for the first 20 registrants. […]

Boosting School Budgets With Afterschool Suppers and Snacks

Boosting School Budgets With Afterschool Suppers and Snacks It pays to serve afterschool suppers and snacks! Through the Afterschool Nutrition Programs, schools can receive reimbursement for every supper and snack served at eligible sites. This funding can add up! This webinar will showcase how school districts are drawing down funding to create financially viable afterschool […]

Create Your Own Astronomy Masterpiece to Inspire and Engage

Create Your Own Astronomy Masterpiece to Inspire and Engage Join Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA and educators from the MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network in this interactive webinar! Learn how to remotely control a real telescope and create stunning astrophoto masterpieces using a simple image enhancement tool used by astronomers. Designed specifically for facilitators to include engaging digital and hands-on activities, this empowering event is your gateway to nurture […]