Citizen Earth Watch: CEW High School STEM ED Program
Our CEW High School STEM ED Program focuses on environmental education. Hands-on learning sparks student-interest in STEM. Students connect with their communities and the STEM Pioneers that serve. The project empowers students to develop solutions to local environmental challenges.
OUR MISSION IS TO 1. INCREASE STEM-FOCUSED CANDIDATES FOR THE JOB MARKET 2. RETAIN SUPPORT OF THE STEM POOL WITH STEM-PIONEER INVOLVEMENT 3. RAISE AWARENESS OF THE NEED FOR STEM IN THE UNITED STATES
STUDENT BENEFITS 1. Career skills 2. Valuable learning opportunities 3. Exposure to STEM skills in the real world 4. Engagement with their community
STEM PIONEER BENEFITS 1. Quality outreach 2. Increased awareness 3. Relationship building 4. Monthly reporting 5. Opportunity to impact the program through feedback 6. Increased access to schools and information
TEACHER BENEFITS 1. Meets needs for new programs 2. Ability to provide programs schools may not have funding for 3. Website provides additional learning resources 4. Teacher support as they implement lessons
Program Insert 1: Water Quality Index (WQI)
THE WATER QUALITY PROJECT 1. Provides everything they need to learn about water quality issues 2. Prompts students to field test the local freshwater Water Quality Index 3. Asks students to define a local water problem 4. Solve and Address it 5. Incorporates engineering and design 6. Meets Common Core Standards 7. Meets Next Generation Standards
DESIGNED WITH THESE STEM DISCIPLINES IN MIND 1. Engineering 2. Interdependent relationships in ecosystem 3. Human Sustainability 4. Weather & Climate
HOW DOES THE NATIONAL GUARD GET INVOLVED WITH THE CURRICULUM 1. Connect with the teacher 2. Discuss how the Guard uses STEM 3. Relate through hands-on-learning with the Guard
WHAT SUPPORT DOES THE NATIONAL GUARD GET? AiM supports the STEM Pioneers with marketing. PlusUs will support the teachers through feedback and resources.