STEM Week Oregon to Host Events as Part of Remake Learning Days Across America!
The Nation’s Largest Interactive Learning festival will take place May 8 -16, 2021 in Oregon
Oregon, 2021 – After a most challenging year for education, STEM Week Oregon, in partnership with Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA) debuts this spring in 17+ regions, with family-friendly equitable learning events designed to engage caregivers, parents and kids around the country. The activities will tie to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. This integrated approach to learning creates problem-solvers, innovators, critical thinkers and collaborative team players.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, [Art], and Math) Hubs across the state will host dozens of events during this learning festival between May 8-16, 2021. These events are designed for parents and caregivers to learn alongside their kids and offer relevant and engaging educational experiences for youth of all ages (pre-K through high school). The majority of events are free, and many will be virtual.
STEM Week Oregon is actively recruiting hosts, activity leaders and participants. We are looking for ways to include multigenerational, diverse and underserved groups.
Any organization or individual hosting a public event during STEM Week may apply for Remake Learning Days mini-grant funding, totaling up to $250. Public events must be open to any and all participants (in-person or virtual), but may include event size limits. Public events that qualify for mini-grants include but are not limited to: academic clubs, arts organizations, community centers, early childhood learning centers, libraries, museums, non-government agencies, parks, post-secondary institutions, schools, science centers, etc. Mini-grant funding will be awarded on a rolling basis January 14 through May 1, 2021. Grant priority will be given to applicants that plan to engage underserved populations.
STEM Oregon’s festival of events will capture the theme(s) of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math and include events such as:
- Make a Nature Suncatcher – Oceanspray Family Center and Toledo Public Library are hosting events for young learners to get outside, explore nature, and make colorful suncatchers.
- Dive in and Explore at the Charleston Marine Life Center – Come on a virtual tour of the Charleston Marine Life Center! Students will get close-up views of marine animals, ask questions, and learn about the diversity of life off the Oregon coast. https://beav.es/3i3
- Take a virtual tour of Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Ocean Innovation Lab – High school students will learn about the cutting edge prototyping and fabrication of the tools and instruments that are used to study the ocean. They will also discover the types of occupations available such as marine biologists, oceanographer, and ocean engineer. https://beav.es/3iU
- Terrific Terrarium Time – Children ages 5-12 are invited to an event at the Siletz Library where they will make their own terrarium using soil, moss, rocks, and plants, and find out what they can do to help their terrarium thrive.
Visit www.stemoregon.org/stemweek2021 to register your family, classroom, school, organization or yourself to host and lead a public or private event and/or to apply for a mini grant.
All entrants are eligible to win prizes donated by generous sponsors. The more activities planned means more chances to win!
Find a complete list of events and registration information here.
Remake Learning Days Across America is led by Remake Learning (RL), a network that ignites engaging, relevant, and equitable learning practices in support of young people navigating rapid social and technological change. National partners of RLDAA include PBS Kids, Digital Promise, Common Sense Media, Learning Heroes and Noggin. RLDAA is generously supported by The Grable Foundation, The Hewlett Foundation, Schmidt Futures, Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Ford Foundation. Visit remakelearning.org for more information or follow RL on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For more information specifically on Remake Learning Days Across America, visit remakelearningdays.org or follow RLDAA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and the hashtag #RemakeDays.