April 1st, 2023–STEM Trek 2023, a NC Science Festival event to be hosted by the Catawba Science Center and sponsored by the Greater Hickory International Council. This community event is free, and all families are welcome!
Exhibitor REGISTRATION now open!
Local STEM businesses are invited to participate, providing a hands-on experience for families to introduce them to STEM careers in our region. Please contact Carol Moore at [email protected] with questions.
Science Through the Lens of
Food & Agriculture
This year’s On the Farm STEM program brings together science educators at the middle and high school levels together with experts in science education, food & agricultural science, and beef production to envision a model for high school science learning that will inspire today’s students through content that is relevant and real to their everyday lives.
Experience immersive learning events with food and agriculture leaders in-the-field and on-line.
Grow personally. Impact professionally. Make a difference for you and your students.
30 Science-Educators Selected
Approved travel expenses will be reimbursed up to $750.00
Meals, hotel and materials are included in the program
Gain insight from instructional units developed in real contexts
Participants can earn up to 40 CEU of professional development hours
AgDiscovery, a FREE summer youth program for middle and high school students is accepting applications through March 31, 2023. AgDiscovery students live on a college campus for 2-4 weeks and learn from university professors and USDA experts. This year, 22 colleges and universities are participating in the program. Get full information and application details to apply for NCSU at:
Great summer opportunity for teens interested in plant and animal science AND there is no cost to attend the AgDiscovery program. Tuition, room and board, meals, lab supplies, meals, and activity fees will be covered by APHIS. Students selected for the program are only responsible for any costs which may be associated with traveling to the university campus and returning home at the conclusion of the program.
The Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy, hosted in Boone, North Carolina at Appalachian State University, seeks high school students interested in nurturing creative ideas and developing skills for entrepreneurial success.
AEA seeks middle and high school students, and high school teachers, who are ready to work alongside award-winning scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For the first time ever, we’re also expanding our middle school sessions to allow twice as many students to participate.
Applications for both programs are due February 10, 2023.
Spend two weeks in Washington, DC, working with education and STEAM experts to explore the connections between informal STEAM education and authentic learning. Propose and develop goals for your own professional development, gain the skills to incorporate museum learning into your practice, and meet colleagues from around the country. There is no cost for teachers to participate and most expenses are paid by the Museum.
The National Air and Space Museum’s Teacher Innovator Institute (TII) will welcome up to 30 teachers from across the United States in Summer 2023. Teachers will remain with the program for two summers, returning to Washington, DC, in year two to reconnect, develop their practice, and mentor the newest class of Teacher Innovators.