When students stepped out of the classroom this summer, Discovery Education stepped in with the Discovery Education STEM Camp to ensure students continue to learn, even out of school. The Discovery Education STEM Camp is a dynamic series of standards-aligned STEM curricula that is available at no cost to schools, districts, non-profit organizations and parents. It features hands-on and virtual labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations, videos and career connections designed to inspire students to learn about STEM subjects and keep them engaged in learning when they are not in school.
This week, Collier County Public School hosted a STEM Camp for students in partnership with Discovery Education. The camp received two special visits from elected officials who believe strongly in STEM education and creating a skilled workforce: Florida State Senator Dwight Bullard and a member of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s (FL) staff.
Discovery Education STEM Camp supports President Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign to encourage more students to pursue careers in STEM fields and is designed to keep students inspired and engaged in learning during the summer months and after school. To further its commitment to STEM, Discovery Education STEM Camp is part of Discovery Communications’ “Connect the Dots” campaign, which is designed to help students connect the dots between learning and life. Another initiative that is part of the campaign is a partnership between Science Channel and America’s manufacturers in support of Discovery’s ‘Discover Your Skills’ initiative to inspire STEM learning and careers in the skilled trades, among other programs.
Catch the photo below of the students hard at work, and stay tuned for more STEM updates as the year progresses!