K-12 STEM Education
Ask an Astronomer
Have a question about astronomy? Send it to email@example.com and get it answered!
College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Department of Astronomy
Astro Camp - YMCA Camp Eberhart
Link: http://www.astrocamp.us/AstroCamp is an astronomy adventure for kids ages 9-13 at YMCA Camp Eberhart in Three Rivers, MI. Registration is now open for the 2014 session on July 20-26. It’s a weeklong summer camp with emphasis on learning constellations, getting hands on telescopes, and targeting deep sky objects. Kids also enjoy the regular camp activities on the shore of beautiful Corey Lake. Space (at AstroCamp) is limited.
Biology Program through IU
Plants in Motion
Although our lives depend on plants for virtually everything that keeps us alive (oxygen, food, fibers, lumber, fuel, etc.), their lives remain a secret to most of us. The reason is simple—plants live on a different time-scale from ours. Although not usually obvious in the relatively hyperactive activities of humans, plants are in constant motion as they develop, search for light and nutrients, avoid predators, exploit neighbors, and reproduce.
Time-lapse photography allows us to easily see the movements of plants and clearly demonstrates that plants are living organisms capable of some extraordinary things. Time-lapse photography is done by capturing a series of images at intervals ranging from seconds to hours apart. When the images are viewed in rapid succession, much like a flip book, the effect is to compress into a short period the changes that occurred over a relatively long period of time.
The movies on this site show a variety of plants living out their dynamic lives. While it is hoped that this site provides material that may captivate the interest of budding plant biologists, even the seasoned plant biologists will find interesting material. New movies will be added to the site as they are made or obtained.
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology Contact Roger P. Hangarter
Boy Scouts of America - STEM / Nova Merit Badges
The following is a list of Boy Scout merit badges, Webelos Scout activity badges, and Cub Scout belt loops and pins typically offered at Scout camps. These will count toward the BSA's new Nova Awards program.
The Boy Scouts of America's NOVA Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. The hope is that the requirements and activities for earning these awards stimulates interest in STEM-related fields and shows how science, technology, engineering and mathematics apply to everyday living and the world around them. Counselors and mentors help bring this engaging, contemporary, and fun program to life for youth members.
The Nova AwardsThere are four Nova awards for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers. Each award covers one component of STEM—science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
The Supernova Awards
The Supernova awards have more rigorous requirements than the Nova awards. The requirements and activities were designed to motivate youth and recognize more in-depth, advanced achievement in STEM-related activities.
The LaSalle Council has an active STEM Program.
Career Academy of South Bend
At Career Academy South Bend, it is our goal to create an environment that develops a sense of belonging, respect, personal value, engagement, and grit in students. We strive to instill in our students the ability to succeed by establishing and maintaining an innovative and entrepreneurial culture.
Celebrate Science Indiana
Celebrate Science Indiana is a public event that demonstrates the importance of studying science and the joy of discovery, the economic value of science, and its significance to society. For all age groups and for individuals from all walks of life, science impacts our daily lives, and the event aims to encourage young Hoosiers to pursue exciting, rewarding careers in science.
Celebrate Science Indiana features interactive events and activities, and, whenever possible, it will provide take-home information, activities, or innovative ideas for further investigation. Prominent participants at the event include local and national science-based industries and businesses, federal agencies, educational institutions, and public institutions that have a major emphasis on science or science education, such as the Indiana State Museum and the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.
Computer Simulations through IU
Using Computer Simulations in Science Classes
Professors Robert Goldstone and Linda Smith have grants from the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation to study how computer simulations can be best incorporated into seventh and eighth grade science classes. Their aim is to foster generalizable and transferable understanding in students so that a learned scientific principle can be applied in novel and unexpected situations. They are collaborating with classrooms at Jackson Creek Middle School.
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
Contact Robert Goldstone
Ethos Science Center in Elkhart
Envision schools where hands-on science and technology are taught on a regular and consistent basis by knowledgeable, well-prepared teachers using materials that facilitate science learning while reinforcing mathematics and language arts goals.
ETHOS Science Center also plays host to many events during the year. We want to inspire not only the kids, but adults as well with the thirst for science. Here are the events we help to host!
Drive of Your life
Drive of Your Life is a fun online career exploration game that helps middle-school and high school students learn more about themselves, higher education and careers. This free educational tool lets kids answer a series of questions about themselves to learn what careers could interest them and then go on a virtual drive to learn more about each of those careers – all in their own customized car.
Environmental Education Association of Indiana
The mission of the Environmental Education Association of Indiana is to work cooperatively to promote opportunities that will educate, motivate, and inspire the citizens of Indiana to conserve natural resources and meet the needs of our society while maintaining a healthy environment now and in the future.
The vision of the Environmental Education Association of Indiana is to be an environmentally literate citizenry of lifelong learners who are good stewards of our natural resources. The Environmental Education Association of Indiana (EEAI) is dedicated to promoting environmental education, EEAI is not issue driven. EEAI promotes networking and communication between groups and individuals in an effort to provide its members the opportunities to share their knowledge, skills and resources with others. We will work cooperatively to promote opportunities that will educate, motivate, and inspire citizens of Indiana to conserve natural resources and meet the needs of our society while maintaining a healthy environment now and in the future.
Link: http://stem.iub.edu/projects/pages/ToursOfFermi.shtml Interested high school groups can schedule in-depth tours under the leadership of physics faculty who are conducting research at Fermilab.Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics, Indiana University.
Link: http://gears.org.in Gears is an ETHOS Science Center Program for STEM Education with Courses, Camps, FIRST Lego League and FIRST Tech Challange Robotics Teams and Coach Training. They are located at: 12650 Adams Road, Granger, IN 46530, 574-3184358
GIrl Scouts of Northern Indiana Michiana STEM
Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc.
If you are involved in the advancement, stimulation, extension, improvement and/or coordination of science education in Indiana, we would like you to join our efforts!
As a member of HASTI you will have the opportunity to:
* participate in the annual conference, which is now attended by over 2000 science educators annually!
* receive The Hoosier Science Teacher, a journal of professional articles, and the Sci-Ed-ogram, a newsletter on science developments
* keep abreast of developments in school science programs through association meetings and publications
* publicize innovation practices you are trying in your classroom
* keep aware of upcoming meetings, institutes, and workshops of interest to science educators, K-16.
* serve as a resource person
* be a part of a group effort to improve the quality of science education in Indiana schools
Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) is a statewide organization concerned with and working for the interests of mathematics educators and mathematics education. The membership including the ICTM Board of Directors, includes teachers from all levels and from all parts of the state. The activities of the council are many and varied, as are the benefits to be derived from membership and participation.
The Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics is a public voice of mathematics education in the State of Indiana. ICTM provides vision, leadership and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students. ICTM is dedicated to promote excellence in school mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment and to provide services and opportunities for professional growth and development of teachers of mathematics and future teachers of mathematics
Indiana Mathematics Science and Technology Education Alliance
IMSTEA is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to improving the mathematics, science and technology literacy and competency of all Hoosiers. It was founded in 1990 and continues to pursue this goal today.
Our past efforts have included several conferences on mathematics, science and technology and integrated curriculum programs. We currently co-sponsor, with Vincennes University, the Super Mileage Challenge, an integrated curriculum project featuring high mileage cars built by Indiana High school students.
If your school would like to participate in the Super Mileage Challenge, you will find a letter of intention to participate on another page of this website. Schools outside Indiana are welcome to participate on a non-competition basis (you may participate, but you are not elligible for a trophy). The rules for this year's event are located on another website. Rules change from year to year.
We are currently seeking schools and organizations in other states who would like to compete in a regional or national challenge. If your school or organization would be interested, please consult the Contact Information page.
Indiana University STEM Resources
Making Indiana a STEM Leader
Indiana University Bloomington is a regional partner in the Indiana Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Resource Network (I-STEM), a unique partnership of higher education faculty, K-12 teachers, disciplinary content experts, business leaders, and government officials who are working together to make Indiana a leader in STEM education and student achievement and to improve the quality of the STEM-related workforce across the state.
The IU Bloomington STEM Education Initiative is dedicated to encouraging collaboration among IUB departments and faculty to:
From one-day events for local Brownie troops to graduate-level continuing education courses for Hoosier high school teachers, STEM education and outreach at Indiana University is as diverse and innovative as the imagination of our faculty and staff. Please join IU Bloomington’s efforts to strengthen STEM education and achievement in our community, region, and state.
List of ProjectsLearn more about IU Bloomington’s STEM Education and Outreach activities by exploring current projects and initiatives.
Innovative Thinkers Camp
Innovative Thinkers Camp is open to Michiana area seventh- through ninth-graders. The camp is sponsored by numerous Notre Dame departments, as well as Intel, Lenovo, the Lincoln Division of Ford Motor Company, the Pfeil Innovation Center, and local community agencies and organization
In addition to helping area students explore their potential, the camp also aims to cultivate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Michiana region by nurturing the pipeline that feeds local economic development. This experience is designed for students to participate over three consecutive summers:
Imagination, Innovation, Discovery and Design (I2D2)
Link: Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvrjr7Qd1Rk
Why do things work the way they do? And how can we make them work better? Engineers and scientists ask and search for answers to questions like these everyday. And on September 3, 2010, at Notre Dame’s Technological Discovery Day, 350 fifth-grade students from the South Bend Community School Corporation had the opportunity to work with Notre Dame students in the Colleges of Engineering and Science to ask and answer these same questions.
At the Technological Discovery Day’s “I2D2 – Imagination, Innovation, Discovery and Design at Notre Dame,” South Bend grade school children met for over three hours at the University’s Stepan Center, where they worked with engineering & science students on two active learning projects:
i-Stem Resource Network
Description: ISTEM Goals
The I-STEM Resource Network’s overarching goal is to help Indiana achieve its vision to be a national leader in student academic achievement in STEM disciplines and the in quality of its workforce. To do that, the Network will focus on the following goals:
Teaching: Articulation of a vision for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in Indiana that broads awareness of the need for STEM literacy and supports high quality programs of instruction;
Mobilization of expertise and leveraging of resources that reach all K-12 children in Indiana, to foster comprehensive and challenging programs of instruction in STEM by distributing tools and learning methods and providing technical assistance to educational leaders (including principals and teachers).
Learning: Promotion of STEM education and literacy so that students graduating from Indiana High Schools are prepared for post-secondary education or the work force.
Applied Research, Assessment, and Evaluation: Working with existing organizations to research, develop, and disseminate information on the state of STEM K-12 education to policymakers and the media in order to improve decision-making and to identify gaps that need to be addressed.
Community Partnerships: Working with government, industry, the education community, and parents to promote continuously improving levels of performance in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by all children in K-12.
Network Development: Coordination with regional partners to develop an interactive and sustainable network that allows for a fluid flow of information; Brokering educational initiatives and resources ensuring that academic success is systemic, continuous, and sustainable.
Indiana earth Science Teachers Association
Link: https://sites.google.com/site/iestanews/ Professional organization dedicated to promoting interest and participation in geosciece education from kindergarten to post graduate levels. Steven Smith, EAPS K-12 Outreach Coordinator, 550 Stadium Mall Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47907 Also contact: Gary Potter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Indiana Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers
Indiana Department of Education Data
Multiple statistics about Education in Indiana are available on this page.
Location: This robotics program is available in our local schools.
Description: IndianaFIRST is an organization dedicated to growing FIRST robotics programs in the state of Indiana. Founded in the fall of 2001 as the Indiana-based affiliate of FIRST, IndianaFIRST brings FIRST programming to students in grades K-12, teaching them hands-on skills in engineering, science and technology that they can relate back to their class work.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a multinational non-profit organization that aspires to transform our culture, making science, math, engineering, and technology as cool for kids as sports are today. FIRST was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway Human Transporter, and designs its robotics programs after a traditional high school sports model, creating an ultra-competitive, highly engaging experience for students and the adult mentors who lead the teams. Kids compete against other kids in local, state, and regional competitions in what is frequently called “The Super Bowl of Smarts.”
Location: University of Notre Dame
Description: Our outreach programs are focused on connecting the science of JINA with all audiences, as well as providing opportunities for meaningful collaboration whenever possible. Our goals include contributing to science education at K-12 level, enhancing understanding and appreciation of science by engaging the imagination of the public (especially through use of the Internet), and increasing diversity in the field of nuclear astrophysics.
Ms. Micha Kilburn (574) 631-5326
The Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA)
180 Nieuwland Science Hall, Physics Department, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Kroc Center Technology Resources
Location: 900 West Western Ave, South Bend, IN 46601 574-233-9471
Description: Digital Arts & Technology Center - The Digital Arts/Technology Center at the Kroc Center will have state-of-the-art equipment including laptops, touch screen interaction, and a variety of other technology equipment. The Digital Arts Center has laptops that can be checked out and used in the Kroc Center for independent study and group learning. Users can also bring in their own computers and access our free, lightning fast wireless network.
Recording Studio - Do you want to be a star? Do you have a recording project going and you need a place to record your work? Maybe you have the material, but you need to make that demo for the record companies? The Kroc Center is the place for you! The Center features an Audio and Video recording studio with editing and mixing capabilities to make your projects come to life.
MAKE South Bend
Link: http://www.makesouthbend.com/ The vision of MAKE SOUTH BEND is to create a community space to educate, inspire and support local artists, makers and creative community members through a shared working space and tools, weekly classes and a curated gift shop and gallery of local goods and art.
We support local makers, entrepreneurs and artists to turn their passion into a living through the low cost of shared space and tools, through mentoring and supportive collaboration and through the exposure of the physical and online store. We offer community members of all ages and backgrounds the chance to learn new skills and art forms through weekly classes and foster their appreciation of handmade goods. The curated gift shop offers starting artists and makers a place to sell their work and would help the community easily find locally handmade goods so they can support these artisans. 2228 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN 46615, 574-855-2271
Michiana Science & Technology Center, Inc.
Description: Vision Statement - To create a Michiana region engaged in the discovery and application of science and technology through connections with educational, business, and community organizations.
Mission Statement -The Michiana Science and Technology Center, Incorporated (MSTCi) is an education-based organization in the Michiana region designed to nurture interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning by:
Providing interactive experiences and sustained engagement
Illuminating pathways to STEM careers
Developing academic, business and community partnerships
Michiana Youth Robotics and Engineering
Link: www.Michianayouthrobotics.org Teaching robotics in Niles, Michigan, Ms. Meg Edwards, Robotics Instructor, 515 Huron Street, Niles, MI 49120, 269-591-2231 email@example.com
National Science Teacher Association
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education. Click here to read a fact sheet about NSTA.
NSTA’s Guiding Principles
Champion science literacy;
Value scientific excellence;
Embrace diversity, equity, and respect;
Enhance teaching and learning through research;
Collaborate with partners; and
Exemplify a dynamic professional organization.
NSTA's Programs, Products, and Services
Competitions and Awards
Conferences on Science Education
The Learning Center
NSTA's John Glenn Center for Science Education
NSTA Legislative Platform
Professional Development Programs
Publications and Products
Science Program Improvement Review (SPIR)
Niles New Tech High School
Location: 1441 Eagle Street, Niles, Michigan 49120, 269-683-6031
Description: Niles New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy is a progressive school where learners use technology to complete group projects as they would in a professional work environment. Courses are taught in double classrooms by pairs of facilitators who integrate subject content to create projects that are both standards-based and relevant to learners' lives.
Niles Community Schools now offers learners the option to take part in a new and innovative program with project-based learning at its core. Learners in the New Tech academy still learn all of the same content standards required by all schools in the state of Michigan, but they learn them by working in collaborative groups, completing projects that are relevant to their lives.
Need-to-KnowsAt New Tech, new projects begin with an entry document that introduces the end product learners are expected to produce and asks the driving question(s) that the project should answer. Learners then read and discuss the entry document to generate a list of "Need-to-Knows" that will guide the learning required to complete the project.
Using the list of learners' Need-to-Knows as their guide, facilitators plan workshops, activities, discussions, guest panels, etc. that will provide learners with the content knowledge necessary to answer the driving question(s) and complete the project. As learners work and collaborate in groups, they generate more Need-to-Knows, which are added to the list. In this way, learners and facilitators share control of the course content until the project is complete.
Notre Dame Extended Research
All local K-12 administrators, K-12 teachers and the faculty, staff and students of local colleges and universities interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, research and commercialization are invited to attend. The Forum is sponsored by the University of Notre Dame to foster a collegial approach to STEM education, research, and–this year–commercialization in Michiana. Last year over 200 STEM professionals participated in the Forum.
Registration is free; a free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to all registrants. A certificate for 5 State of Indiana Professional Growth Points will be awarded to each K-12 administrator and K-12 STEM teacher who attends the full Forum.
PHM Robotics Summer Camp
Location: 56100 Bittersweet Road, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545 574-254-2881, Fax 574-254-2803
Description: Vision - "To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes." ~Dean Kamen, Founder
Mission - FIRST's objective is to inspire young people to get involved with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They do this by showing the power of science and mathematics, and it's ability to create landmark changes. By doing this, FIRST aims to make innovative leaders with self-confidence.
Physics Resources K-12 through IU
Physics Resources: Speakers, Expert Judges, Equipment, and Supplies
The IUB Department of Physics wants to help local teachers bring the excitement of physics to middle and high school students in the greater Bloomington area.
The department offers local teachers and community group leaders the opportunity to schedule speakers on a variety of topics related to physics, and to borrow equipment and other supplies for use in classrooms and other settings.
Physics faculty and graduate students are willing to organize tours of the IUB labs and arrange for students and classes to see our physicists at work. Programs to introduce students to careers in physics and related areas can also be arranged. The members of the department are also happy to serve as judges at science fairs or to partner with 9-12 teachers in preparing students for special competitions, such as the Science Olympiad or Indiana Junior Academy of Science.
Please contact Hal Evans, a member of the physics faculty, to learn more about the resources.
College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Physics
Prism through Rose Hulman
Explore a new world of resources for teaching...
Welcome to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's PRISM Project. PRISM is a free website that provides collections of online resources for Indiana educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The primary collection of digital teaching materials is indexed according to the Indiana Academic Standards and Common Core Standards for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and secondary education courses.
Resources and Membership: Feel free to browse the site resources, search for instructional materials, and set up your own online course. Membership is FREE.
St. Joseph County Public Library
Location: 304 S Main St, South Bend, IN 46601 574-282-4600
Description: From 1998 through 2009, SJCPL has been consistently ranked among the TOP TEN
of the 316 public libraries in the U.S. serving populations of 100,000 to 250,000 people.
In 2010, SJCPL ranked 11th among these 316 public libraries. They were one of the first to have internet access for patrons and have consistently stayed ahead of the technology curve with extensive computer labs, laptops and tablets available. The host Science Alive annually.
Science Education Foundation of Indiana inc.
If you enjoy science, have a good working knowledge base and enjoy working with students to help them develop their interest and skill in science, please consider judging at the 2014 Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair.
Over many years, SEFI has provided great opportunities for the students of Indiana to participate in an exceptional State Science Fair. We are affiliated with the Society for Science and the Public in Washington, DC. Each year we provide the opportunity for our top students to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May. The State Science Fair is open to students in grades 4-12 who were selected as a top presenter at one of 12 regional science fairs.
We expect 240 projects at this year’s event and will need more than 200 judges in order to provide the first class judging experience that these students deserve!
What are the benefits to Volunteer Judges?
Share knowledge and experience with today’s youth.
Discover opportunities to networks with other professionals.
Develop effective analytical and evaluation skills.
Sharpen your investigative and communication skills
Have fun while helping others.
South Bend Code School
ELIMINATING THE BARRIERS BETWEEN PEOPLE, TECHNOLOGY, AND JOBSSouth Bend Code School came into existence as a way to grow tech talent. As practitioners in the technology space, we have come to realize that there is a large population that has never been exposed to technology and coding, and many people are unable to obtain the desired training in those areas. In our program, we strive to educate and give coding experience to people from all walks of life.
South Bend New Tech High School
Location: 1902 S. Fellows St. | South Bend, IN 46613 | Phone 574-283-8500 | Fax 574-283-8077 | Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: The New Tech ModelThe New Tech model was born in Napa, CA in the mid 1990s. The New Tech Network is an organization that has developed a blueprint and supports for opening New Tech High Schools in districts around the country. New Tech schools “re-imagine teaching and learning” through four primary components:
Quality Learning for Every Student Every Day
Starbase of Indiana
Link: http://www.starbasein.org STARBASE Indiana is a premier educational program, sponsored by the Department of Defense. At STARBASE Indiana students participate in challenging "hands-on, minds-on" activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students interact with STEM professionals to explore careers and observe STEM applications in the real world. The program encourages students to set goals and achieve them. Located in the South Bend Armory, South Bend, IN 46613
STEM Connector Resources
Description: Along with the Indiana Department of Education and Eli Lilly and Company, I-STEM Resource Network is working to reform K-8 science education in Indiana through the Indiana Science Initiative (ISI).
ISI started with the creation of Indiana’s Strategic Plan for Science Education Reform in December 2008 by a committee of K-12 educators, scientists, government agents, higher education faculty and led by the National Science Resources Center.
I-STEM works with existing organizations to research, develop, and disseminate information on the state of STEM K-12 education to policymakers and the media in order to improve decision-making and to identify gaps that need to be addressed.
Location: 3408 Ardmore Trail, South Bend, IN 46628 574-288-5333
At Success Academy South Bend, it is our goal to create an environment that develops a sense of belonging, respect, personal value, engagement, and grit in students. We strive to instill in our students the ability to succeed by establishing and maintaining an innovative and entrepreneurial culture.
TEDx John Adams High School South Bend
Links: http://tedxyouthday.ted.com/ and http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/10522
Location: 808 S Twyckenham Dr, South Bend, IN 46615 574-283-7700
Description: A series of TEDx events designed to empower and inspire young people worldwide, coinciding with Universal Children’s Day in late November. TEDxYouthDay events vary widely in size, format, and theme, but share a common mission: inspiring curiosity, igniting new ideas, and empowering leaders among today’s youth.
WonderLab is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for people of all ages, especially children, to experience the wonder and excitement of science through hands-on exhibits and programs that stimulate curiosity, encourage exploration, and foster lifelong learning. It remains a grassroots organization supported by hundreds of volunteers, staffed by many individuals who nurtured it from its beginnings and treasured as a valuable asset by the community. It was recently selected as a Top 25 Science Center in the United States, ranked #17 by Parents magazine in 2008.
All exhibits, programs, and summer science camps support Indiana science and math academic standards. Science programs are offered all year for elementary-age children and their families, and for specific ages, such as toddlers/preschoolers (Science Soup series), preschoolers (Discovery Time series), elementary school (WonderCamp), teens (Teen Challenge Nights series), and adults (joint programs with IU Continuing Studies). More than 11,000 children visit on school field trips each year, having a shared experience that teachers can tap into when covering different science units later.
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