28% That’s the proportion of females in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce…TODAY. And so, we’ve chosen to give this day, February 11, a little extra love and recognition because…really …we can do better than 28%. But, let’s back up the truck a little bit and dig into some details. Like: why do… Continue reading This February 11th, Let’s Celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Category: Programs and Activities
Here are 3 family-fun ways you can participate in Global Community Engagement Day
Did you know that every year, Community Engagement Day is celebrated globally on January 28th? This year, 2023, that’s a Saturday. So you get a whole, school-free day, to participate in a celebration that transcends national borders and commends collaboration. Really…it’s a very cool opportunity to teach your young ones about the power of community… Continue reading Here are 3 family-fun ways you can participate in Global Community Engagement Day
Our FAVORITE Activity to Celebrate Spring!
Don't get me wrong, we love winter in Western North Carolina. Winter is the time when we are the most creative in coming up with things for our children to do outside. BUT, Winter 2021 felt like it lasted decades and we are SO excited to welcome spring. As such, we've decided to let you… Continue reading Our FAVORITE Activity to Celebrate Spring!
Forest Flower Power
To research for this post, I took myself on my favorite hike in Pisgah National Forest. The first mile or so is flat, meandering along and across Cove Creek. Then, rather abruptly, the trail inclines. If you’re paying close attention, you’ll notice the ascending elevation presents different vegetation from that of the creek bed. That’s… Continue reading Forest Flower Power
The danger of demonizing snakes One question I have been posing to students a lot lately is, “What is your favorite thing about spring?” Mostly, the response has been that the weather feels warmer, which means kids get to visit the pool. Some have said they have been enjoying the flowers (minus the annual allergy… Continue reading Danger-Noodles!