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Affinity spaces are online forums in which participants, including informal science education professionals, share with one another teaching and learning resources on a given topic.
July 17, 2017
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.
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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.
Free reports from the National Research Council and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine can help practitioners bridge in-school and out-of-school STEM learning.
June 13, 2017
“STEM Guides” serve as human brokers to connect 10- to 18-year old youth from rural Maine in STEM education opportunities that already exist in their communities, including after-school programs, clubs, camps, library activities, special events, contests, and competitions.
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