Improving Access to quality STEM learning

STEMSTL is a collaborative consortium committed to equitable access to high-quality STEM learning and employment opportunities for all learners in the St. Louis Metro region. Our mission is to collectively develop and deploy quality systems-level changes that will advance STEM learning and career opportunities to empower the growth of diverse problem solvers, innovators, and critical thinkers, enabling them to thrive in a globally connected world. 

STEMSTL is partnering with Worldwide Technology Raceway to bring STEM Lane back to the Bommarito 500 Indycar Series! STEM Lane is a fun-filled, hands-on, learning experience for families attending the races. We bring together a total of 10 STEM organizations to exhibit these activities.  STEM Lane will be held on Saturday, August 20th, opening at 9:00 am, and closing at 3:00 pm. To join STEMSTL at the races and visit STEM Lane, purchase tickets here: https://www.metrotix.com/events/detail/indycar

Join us in our first Roundtable of the fall! We will hear from Shaw Nature Reserve and their out-of-school time STEM offerings as well as Tyson Research Center’s work-based learning. Attend this month’s roundtable for a conversation on Equity in outdoor education.

In anticipation to the roundtable check out the following articles:

  • 2021 Outdoor Participation Trends Report by Outdoor Foundation

https://outdoorindustry.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2021-Outdoor-Participation-Trends-Report.pdf  

  • Creating inclusive and impactful outdoor learning experiences by the University of Minnesota Extention

https://extension.umn.edu/youth-learning-and-skills/creating-inclusive-and-impactful-outdoor-learning-experiences

  • Nature Gap: Why Outdoor Spaces Lack Diversity and Inclusion by North Carolina State

https://cnr.ncsu.edu/news/2020/12/nature-gap-why-outdoor-spaces-lack-diversity-and-inclusion/