Resources for high-quality, informal STEM programming 
Earth Day 2020 | 50 Year Celebration
April 22, 2020 

On April 22, 1970, 20 million individuals took to the streets to demand greater protections for our planet. This became the world's first Earth Day as millions took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and call for action. April 22, 2020 marks the 50th year of Earth Day. To meet this moment, the Earth Day movement has organized a multitude of campaigns intended to activate at least a billion people worldwide to meet the 2020 theme of Climate Action

Leading up to Earth Day, we will be highlighting these campaigns in our STEM Saturdays newsletter to encourage out-of-school time programs to get youth involved. 

One such campaign is the Global Teach-In, where people around the world will take part in a series of lectures and/or discussions on the subject of environmental education, with the goal of reaching more than 500 million students and community members worldwide. 

Want to host a Global Teach-In event? 
Workshop: Introduction to United Robotics  
February 22, 2020 @ 9 AM

Come out for the Introduction to United Robotics workshop on Saturday, February 22 from 9 AM - 3 PM at Ability 360 in Phoenix. This workshop is for teachers, parents, youth mentors, scout leaders, or anyone else who is interested to learn how robotics can be used to create fun and exciting inclusive STEM educational experiences. No prior robotics experience required.   United Robotics is a school-based or community-based robotics club for individuals, in grades 3 - 12) with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, and their non-typical peers. Dedicated to creating robotics experiences to provide individuals with disabilities opportunities to make new friends, find new hobbies, learn new skills, and develop independence. 

STEAM Conference and Festival 
April 4, 2020 @ 9 AM

Bring the kids and come out to the  STEAM Conference and Festival on April 4th at the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe. There will be speakers throughout the day, a STEAM vendor showcase, and hands on activities for children of all ages. All for just $8/person.

Learn more & register
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence


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