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STEM Education

GIREC is working with partners to provide students with a broad range of hands-on STEM educational opportunities to promote critical thinking and academic success.

GIREC Education Programs are designed to meet four key themes:

Experiential learning

By engaging students in project-based STEM education students not only gain valuable skills, they are also empowered to recognize they can make a difference in their lives and the world.

Professional development

Giving teachers an opportunity to learn about recent scientific developments and best practices allows them to create a stronger science curriculum with more of an impact for students.

Opening college and career pathways

Connecting students with University and career scientists through on-site learning opportunities and field trips helps students identify and prepare for success in STEM-based careers.

Environmental stewardship

Science instruction centered on real-world issues, like how to address habitat destruction and declining biodiversity, gives the lessons greater meaning and promotes a greater sense of responsibility for conservation and the development of sustainable practices.