The rest of the country has set their clocks forward, Spring is around the corner, and it’s time for a STEM festival.
On Wednesday, May 14th, the Chief Alchesay Activity Center will be host to Innovation Nation.
This event has been designed to bring awareness of STEM opportunities to the White Mountain Apache Nation as well as spotlight student STEM projects in the Whiteriver School District.
Booths will be set up from private companies, STEM organizations, Universities, and Government Agencies that will highlight innovation, new ideas, and creativity.
Winners of school contests at each school will be presenting their projects at the festivals. During the event students, community members, and teachers will receive tickets for participating in activities at the various booths. Participants can use the tickets they earn to “purchase” food at the event.
Students can participate and win prizes at various engineering and math problem solving competitions during the event.
What Can Teacher’s Do to Participate?
1) Advertise it to your students.
You can download the Innovation Nation Poster here. Make sure to print the poster out on legal size paper.
2) Participate in the Class Innovation Contest at your School.
Winning classes will receive a pizza party, and we’re also working on prizes for winning teachers. Contact your STEM curriculum developer or principal for information about the deadline for this contest at your school. You can download a flyer for this competition here.
3) Attend for Professional Development hours on Wednesday, May 14th.
You’ll receive more information about how to register in mylearningplan.com to receive PD hours for attending.
4) Volunteer to help.
If you’re interested in volunteering to setup, hold student contests, or clean up, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the Image above to download a pdf version of this flyer.