The program strives to spark a life-long interest in science and a foundation for a career in a STEM discipline by exposing students to how scientists think and by giving students direct career-related experiences.
HRWC is pivoting our hands-on programming to virtual engagement. HRWC STEM education team are happy to work with teachers one-on-one to develop learning materials for your classrooms. We have curated videos that show how water quality parameters are tested for, as well as posters and student pages related to each parameter. Teachers can inquire with Jason Frenzel to receive teacher pages.
The experiments and worksheets used in the program were created by seasoned educators to utilize skills taught in biology, chemistry, environmental science, math and physics classes. For many students, this will be their first exposure to field work. The program gives them the opportunity to experience how scientists think and work. Volunteers also encourage students to think beyond their local stream and contemplate how human interactions affect the watershed. Students then discuss possible interventions and ways to get involved.