STEM Learning Surrounds Us
In the Billion Oyster Project, middle school students study and conduct field research of New York Harbor and its watershed to support restoration of native oyster habitats. The project is developing and testing a model that integrates curriculum and community enterprise to connect urban students to natural settings.
The Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery strives to provide a hub for play-based science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) learning experiences in rural southeastern Ohio. The museum works to develop meaningful connections between preK–12 schools, community nonprofit organizations, local STEAM professionals, and university outreach programs.
Editor Dennis Schatz introduces the third issue, focused on how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning surrounds us. This issue features contributions on the theme of STEM Learning Surrounds Us: Building learning ecosystems that connect STEM education across multiple settings. One contribution features a statewide effort in North Carolina, while two others deal