November 8th is National STEM Day and a great time to remind local teachers and parents about the great resources askHRgreen.org has to help kids connect with their natural resources. STEM is the study of science, technology, engineering, and math. Exposing students to STEM topics early in life can help build the next generation of great thinkers, inventors, builders, and problem-solvers. Without STEM there would be no solar power, no wind energy, no recycling, no water treatment. Basically every way we protect our natural resources is because of STEM-thinkers.
The natural world is full of magic that sparks a child’s imagination and encourages learning. The more children interact with nature, the more they will come to realize the important role it plays in our communities despite our increasingly tech-centric lifestyle. Nature is the air we breath, the water we drink, and the ground on which we stand and STEM is the way we will protect and conserve those resources for future generations. Help children connect the dots with these fun resources!
- Green Learning Guides – SOL based guides for third and sixth grade students.
- STEM environmental projects – Fun hands-on projects to help children learn about the environment.
- Mini Grant Program – Apply online for up to $500 to support your STEM or environmentally-themed K-12 projects.