2014 Bridge Pre-Conference Youth-led STEM Event: Weather Balloon Launch
by Jon Sayer | | Posted under
Come to Bridge a day early and engage in an amazing, youth-facilitated workshop where participants will learn, through hands-on participation, all the logistical & practical elements of one of the most amazing and awe-inspiring STEM projects available to our youth, launching a weather balloon!
This exciting event will showcase a powerful example of STEM/Project-Based Learning for afterschool and youth development programs to replicate at their sites. We will be offering 7 STARS credits to those who attend!
Location: UW Waterfront Activities Center (near Husky Stadium)
When: Sunday, October 26th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: $100, ($75 if you are attending the Conference)
On October 27 at 6:30 am, we will kick off the Bridge Conference by launching the high-altitude weather balloon and will track its progress throughout the morning.
Workshop leaders include Brent Cummings, 21st CCLC Project Director from Walla Walla School District, and a cadre of Latina student-scientists from Garrison Middle School. Take a look at a video of Garrison’s balloon launch last year.
Additional highlights to expect from this workshop include:
- From recruitment to results, and everything in-between, workshop facilitators will actively model and engage attendees in a highly effective, student-centered learning methodology focused on engaging traditionally underserved students in challenging STEM activities.
- Perfect for camp-based, or activity-based, summer programming session.
- Program implementation templates, timelines, and strategy guides will be provided. Additional resources, including digital media (video, social websites, etc.), will be used to maximize the workshop participants’ experience.
- Active participation, ownership of ideas, and real-world relevancy will be the key components of this learning outcome.
How to register
If you intend to register for the Bridge Conference, go ahead and register now. You will be prompted to sign up also for this event for $75.
If you do not intend on going to Bridge, or have already registered, you can use this form here.
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