My name is Isabel Carrera and I want to share with you a unique opportunity that the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium has prepared for this summer. Mission Earth Scout One/Misión Exploración Tierra 1 is a four-week STEM summer camp on the University of Washington campus to inspire bilingual youth through hands-on activities. The program is also seeking to recruit certified teachers to serve as program mentors.
Participants will have fun learning about climate change while gaining valuable STEM skills such as problem-solving, creativity and collaboration. The camps will also give the students an opportunity to innovate, work with actual scientists in a variety of fields, and learn how they can make a change in the world.
During the camp, students will explore STEM careers through experiments, field trips, and visits to area museums and laboratories on the University of Washington campus. Students will interact with scientists while completing guided experiments and activities. These experiences will help students develop high-level research skills and subject matter expertise, and allow them to earn credentials valuable for college admission.
Program Dates and Location:
- August 1- 26, 2016
- Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Application forms can be obtained through the website, both in English and Spanish: http://www.waspacegrant.org/for_educators/k-12_education/nesspsummercamps.html
Applications are due no later than June 3, 2016.
Please, help us to spread the word. I’m attaching a flyer in English and in Spanish to be distributed as your best convenience.
This is a low-cost summer camp, although, there will be a $5 fee per week for snacks (no lunch will be provided).
Thanks for your support!
Isabel Carrera Zamanillo
School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
Graduate Fellow in Environmental Politics and Governance, Center for Environmental Politics
University of Washington