Here’s a peek at what we’ve been up to:
West Campus Science & Sustainability Festival
Guess Who is a new STEM gameshow filled with laughter, learning, and LIES! Check out the Guess Who page linked above to find out more about this quarterly program.
COSI Science Festival
An assortment of WestFest partners come together each year to participate in the COSI Science Festival. In non-COVID years you’ll find us at COSI facilitating hands-on activities. In 2020, many WestFest partners contributed virtual programs to the festival. In 2022 we will host one of the community events leading up to the Big Science Celebration. Check out of Guess Who page for more details!
Professional Development Workshops
In August of 2020 we offered a series of six virtual professional development workshops designed to help STEM educators shift to a hybrid or virtual format. Recordings of five of the six sessions are linked below (oops, we forgot to hit record for the math session).
- Explore the Mighty Mussels of Ohio’s Waters
- Exploring Earth’s Climate: Past, Present, and Future
- Greening the Classroom: Using Plants to Teach Science
- Preventing Prescription Drug Misuse
- The Solar System with the Arne Slettebak Planetarium
STEM Educators Office Hours
From September 2020 through May 2021 we offered bi-weekly STEM Educators Office Hours. Office Hours were open to all formal and informal educators interested in discussing STEM topics. This time was designed to answer questions, brainstorm ideas, explore potential partnerships and provide support to STEM educators dealing with unprecedented teaching situations.