STEAM Newsletter – Engineers and The Great Outdoors
June 28, 2022

STEAM Newsletter
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For the month of June, the Million Girls Moonshot and all of its partners celebrate the amazing work that women engineers around the world are doing to support lives and livelihoods every day. This month, we are highlighting resources that program providers and others can utilize to profile the best, brightest and bravest women in engineering, the inventors and innovators who dare to be part of the solution and are helping to build towards a brighter future!

Summer is a great time to cultivate this STEM mindset, explore these additional resources on activities you can integrate into your programs this summer:

To learn more about Million Girls Moonshot and their vision, you can visit their website

In This Newsletter:

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Survey: Let’s show the nation how CA does STEM in afterschool!
Deadline: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Every state is asking afterschool and summer programs to share more about how they do STEM. Please join this important effort! Your answers will help Million Girls Moonshot better understand how they can best support afterschool and summer programs statewide. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete. 

Everyone who responds will be entered into a drawing to win one of ten $100 Visa gift cards.

Click here to take the survey!

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ACRES July Cohort: Asking Purposeful Questions
July 26, August 9, 23, 2022; 7:00 - 9:00am PST

Questions are the beginning of a path towards discovery, imagination, and STEM exploration. How can we help youth expand and clarify their thinking and develop their reasoning through the questions we ask them? This module is designed for educators who have some experience facilitating STEM learning and would like to grow in their practice within a supportive group of other educators.

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Mizzen by Mott

The Mizzen By Mott app delivers inspiring and engaging activities that spark learning in young people. Supported by the Mott Foundation, Mizzen is available at no cost to afterschool professionals! Encourage partners to download the Mizzen By Mott app to access STEM activities at your finger-touch! 

Featured Activities & Playlists

  • Playlist: STEM Activities for K-5th Grade in Small Groups – This playlist is a great mix of engineering and science activities that are easy and fun for small groups of students.
  • Playlist: Science Notebooks for 3rd – 12th Grade – Keeping a notebook can help your students think and act like scientists and engineers. Sample these easy-to-implement strategies and lessons to bring science notebooking into your program.
  • Module: S.INQ Up Earth and Space for 6-8th Grade – Earth and Space is an inquiry and exploration-based curriculum that uses hands-on activities focused on the relationships between the earth, the solar system, and human impacts on our global environment.