WABS After School STEM Academy
SEAW Outreach is partnering with Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS) to promote STEM learning outside of the classroom through their After School STEM Academy. The academy promotes STEM learning through hands-on activities, organized in a pre-planned curriculum. Visit WABS' website for more information about the organization and the academy.
SEAW is looking for volunteers for the After School Stem Academy's spring session. The curriculum will be "Don't Runoff", a program about engineering cities to prevent water runoff.
Teams consist of 2-3 volunteers, and you may volunteer as an individual or as a team. The curriculum, lesson plans, training and all materials will be provided by WABS and a teacher will be present at all times during the sessions - we just need you!
The academy meets for one hour once a week for six weeks. Each team must cover all lessons, but not all team members must be present at all lessons.
We are currently planning our upcoming session with WABS. Please sign-up for our interest list below to be notified of dates, times, and registration info once we finalize the program.
SEAW has now finished three sessions with WABS. Last Spring two teams from SEAW volunteered to teach 4th and 5th graders about the engineering process by building catapults and trebuchets. In the Fall, SEAW fielded three teams and worked with middle school students to engineer helmets to protect against brain injuries.
We just finished up our third session. One team worked with middle school students to design insulated shipping container homes, while the other two teams helped elementary school students design for earthquakes.