by STEM Scouts
By April McMillan and Trent Nichols
STEM Scouts is a new pilot program initially being offered in specific communities in East Tennessee (Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Claiborne County, and Blount County’s Clayton-Bradley STEM Academy) during this summer and through the 2014-15 school year. STEM Scouts focuses on fun and exciting opportunities for boys and girls from third through 12th grades.
Developed by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), STEM Scouts is an entirely separate program that places emphasis on showing youth how to apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in their everyday lives. It is a fast paced experiential program where the youth learn by doing. The girls and boys will earn awards, develop leadership, learn values, meet STEM professionals, take field trips, and, most importantly, have fun!
As the National Directors of the STEM Programs for the BSA, we are making an effort to reach out to local, science-related businesses as well as civic, community, and professional groups to increase awareness of the program.
We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to address the members of organizations that have an interest in learning more about STEM Scouts.
To schedule a presentation or learn more, please contact Casey Self at (865) 690-2249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.