Developing a Geo-STEM Learning Ecosystem

Friday 1:30pm-3:30pm
Round Table Discussion


Cheryl Manning, Evergreen High School
STEM Learning Ecosystems are collaborations of community organizations, including schools and informal education organizations. Together, these communities of practice develop systemic collaborations that engage preK-16 learners from all walks of life, facilitate enduring and effective STEM learning opportunities, elevate community literacy and innovation, improve networks, and activate sustainable and transformative solutions for the broader community.

Currently, most of STEM programs focus on non-geoscience disciplines, especially medical, computer science, and engineering. Funding opportunities exist to encourage the development of Geo-STEM Learning Ecosystems to promote Geosciences and broaden participation.