Mission STEMCAP

Mission STEMCAP is a five-part programming series that takes place at five different youth-in-care facilities.

A group of students at each of the five facilities will work with STEMCAP staff and guest presenters for about one period a day  over a span of 2 weeks on one of the five environmental “Grand Challenges” of today: biodiversity loss, pollution, overconsumption, extinction, and climate disruption. The “mission” is to help students learn about, respond to, and teach others about their assigned grand challenge through multiple workshops, activities and lectures facilitated by the STEMCAP staff while demonstrating to students the ways that they can tackle grand challenges in their own lives.

Extinction

Schedule At-A-Glance

Day 1: Frame The Challenge

Day 2: FilmSpark series- Racing Extinction

Day 3: Science Right Now- The Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow in the Florida Everglades

Day 3: Teacher Training Workshop- How to Use Podcasting in the Classroom

Day 4: Art/Science Workshop- Creating Stories about Extinction using Writing

Day 5: Podcast Session 1- Pre-Production

Day 6: Careers to Help Save Endangered Species

Day 7: Podcast Session 2- Production/Post Production

Day 8: CorRESPONDence- Letter-Writing Workshop

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Biodiversity Loss

Schedule At-A-Glance

Day 1: Frame The Challenge

Day 2: FilmSpark series- Racing Extinction

Day 3: Science Right Now- Wasatch Wildlife Watch

Day 4: Art/Science Workshop- Creating Stories about Biodiversity Loss using Writing

Day 5: Art/Science Workshop- Wildlife Habitat

Day 6: Public Service Announcement and Audio Response Pre-Planning

Day 7: CorRESPONDence- Letter-Writing Workshop

Day 8: Science Right Now – Science Right Now- Loss of Diversity of Languages

Day 9: Audio Recording Session

Day 10: Symposium

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Climate Change

Schedule At-A-Glance

Day 1: Frame The Challenge

Day 2: Documentary Film Discussion – Chasing Ice

Day 3: Science Right Now- Dr. Bill Anderegg

Day 4: Art/Science Workshop- Expressing Climate Change through Music

Day 5: Art/Science Workshop- Creating Stories about Climate Change using Writing

Day 6: CorRESPONDence- Letter-Writing Workshop

Day 7: PSA Session 1 – Pre-planning

Day 8: Session 2- Audio Recording

Day 9: Student Symposium

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Pollution

Day 1: Frame The Challenge

Day 2: Sonic Sea Film Discussion

Day 3: CorRESPONDence- Letter-Writing Workshop

Day 4: Science Right Now- Dr. Jeff Moore

Day 5: PSA and Personal Audio Response Session 1

Day 5: Star Party: Astronomy and Light Pollution’s Effect on Star Visibility

Day 6: Art/Science Workshop- Air Pollution with the UMFA

Day 7: PSA and Personal Audio Response Session 2

Day 8: PSA and Personal Audio Response Session 3

Day 9: Student Symposium

Overconsumption

Day 1: Frame The Challenge

Day 2: Documentary Series- film TBD

Day 3: Science Right Now- Sally Rocks

Day 4: Art/Science Workshop- Consumption of Resources with Clever Octopus

Day 5: CorRESPONDence- Letter-Writing Workshop

Day 6: PSA Podcast Pre-Planning

Day 7: PSA Podcast Recording Session 1

Day 8: PSA Podcast Recording Session 2

Day 9: Symposium