Delicious Science: A Mug of Chocolate Cake

By Bori We are close to the end of this semester. Chicago is getting its reputation again for the icy windy season and getting dark early in the winter. It’s Monday again, which is not easy for the girls to be awake, especially for the after-school clubs. They have been in school like forever. We’ve […]

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Staff Development: An Essential Ingredient for OST STEM Program Success

By Stephanie Levi, Ph.D. It’s no secret that great staff are essential for STEM program success.  Front-line staff are the folks who will be interacting with the youth in your program, the people your participants will remember as they grow up, and the role models your participants will be looking up to as they consider […]

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What are Learning Outcomes for STEM OST?

Any STEM OST practitioner wrestles with this question.  As the field of STEM OST becomes more diverse, as offerings increase, and a groundswell of services arises to meet the needs of youth and their families, understanding (and agreeing on) learning outcomes for STEM OST programs is important. A recent report from the Afterschool Alliance produced […]

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PROJECT EXPLORATION COORDINATING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TEN80 STUDENT RACING CHALLENGE IN CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPONSORED BY THE U.S. ARMY

PROJECT EXPLORATION COORDINATING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TEN80 STUDENT RACING CHALLENGE IN CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPONSORED BY THE U.S. ARMY

Students Collaborate, Create & Compete in Student Racing Challenge CHICAGO, Il. (October 9, 2013) — Chicago Public Schools and local science-education non-profit Project Exploration are partnering with the U.S. Army-sponsored Ten80 Student Racing Challenge to bring the exciting science of race car driving to CPS students and educators over the next school year. On October […]

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Project Exploration hosted an “Afternoon Tea” at the Garfield Park Conservatory on Sunday, October 13, 2013 to introduce–or reintroduce–its guests to PE and its ongoing service to the community that provides meaningful, hands-on, personalized experiences that connect students with scientists.  The guests received a “passport” to tour four different science stations which let them engage […]

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