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Science Action Club: Bug Safari Workshop

  • The University of Texas at Austin 2501 Speedway, Engineering Education & Research Center (EER) Austin, TX 78712 USA (map)

Calling all Educators! You are invited to participate in a FREE Science Action Club Activity Leader workshop to bring citizen science to your middle-school youth! 

Science Action Clubs - Activity Leader Training – Bug Safari
Tuesday, February 28, 2018, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
UT Austin Campus, Austin, TX

Learn more and apply online at http://www.txgcp.org/science-action-club/.

The California Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce the continued expansion of Science Action Club, a nationwide STEM program for middle school youth in out-of-school time. The Texas Girls Collaborative Project (www.txgcp.org) is excited to continue this project in Texas in collaboration with The University of Texas at Austin Environmental Science Institute and The University of Texas at Austin Women in Engineering Program!

Science Action Club features three science and nature units (Bugs, Birds and Clouds) that spark curiosity and wonder, build scientific skills, and help youth develop STEM identities

Each unit includes:

  • One guidebook with detailed plans for 12 nature investigations and citizen science experiences.
  • One teaching kit with high quality science tools and supplies for 20 youth.
  • One interactive online training.
  • One half-day face-to-face workshop.
  • Digital access to the SAC Educator Portal.
  • Ongoing support from a SAC trainer.

Program costs are highly subsidized, thanks to SAC’s generous donors. Payment options and scholarships are available based on need. Teaching kits valued at $500 contain high-quality science equipment and classroom supplies for 20 youth along with digital resources that provide opportunities to extend learning.

Check out the program flyer or find SAC on the web to learn more. Check out the attached application preview for an overview of the application. Apply now online.  

Limited funding for travel is available to educators outside of the greater Austin area. Space is limited and admissions will be on a rolling basis for those who meet the criteria.. Applications close Friday, February 23 by 2 p.m. or when a training is full. If you have questions, contact Didey Montoya at didey@austin.utexas.edu or Tricia Berry at triciaberry@utexas.edu.

Earlier Event: December 8
Texas Women & Girls in STEM Summit
Later Event: December 7
Texas Women & Girls in STEM Summit