Sun, Surf & Science: DIGIVATIONS Children Learn STEM+ARTS through a NASA Grant in Point Roberts this August
DIGIVATIONS™ fosters the next generation of innovators by teaching youth and adults about Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math (STEM) through integration of cultural arts, narrative and movement. DIGIVATIONS™ was awarded the prestigious National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education Summer of Innovation, or SoI, Mini-Grant award in partnership with the National Space Grant Foundation to bring STEM+ARTS children’s enrichment workshops (grades 4-9) to the Point Roberts Community Center, 30 minutes south of downtown Vancouver, for three Saturday morning workshops from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: August 6, 2011 - Robotics – Hands Down!; August 13, 2011 - Ride the Wind: Compressed Air Rocketry, and August 20, 2011 - Finding Impact Craters and Water Systems. Younger children may participate in workshop activities if accompanied by an adult. Fee is $10 (plus a $10 material fee for use of all LEGO materials and some take home science projects). For more information, call DIGIVATIONS™ Co-Founders Drs. Anne and Steven Berman at 604-628-9825. To register, visit www.digivations.com.
The primary goal of the NASA SoI Mini-Grant is to enhance students' academic experiences and also improve educators' abilities to engage their students in STEM lessons and activities. The peer reviewed mini-grant enables organizations dedicated to advancing STEM to infuse NASA-themed science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, content and activities to middle school students and K-12 teachers through existing summer and/or after school programs. The DIGIVATIONS™ Institute was selected along with approximately 200 schools and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. DIGIVATIONS™ was one of only four such organizations in Washington State to be awarded NASA SoI Mini-Grants. DIGIVATIONS offers after school enrichment, summer camps and professional development for teachers in Vancouver BC, Washington, Alaska and California.