CityScience connects science education to urban environments with place-based programming for students, teachers, schools, and communities. CityScience programs are designed to improve K-8 STEM education and inspire meaningful exploration of urban environments. To meet the unique STEM needs and budgets of schools and Out of School Time providers we offer four levels of STEM Coaching:
- Partnerships include all of the services described below together with customized curricula and capacity-building solutions for parks, conservancy groups, and community-based organizations.
- Workshops support teacher excellence through onsite professional development, coaching, and a Summer Institute.
- Explorations are taught by CityScience’s expert STEM Coaches on site at K-8 public schools, after-school settings, and summer camps.
- Library provides low or no cost resources to educators seeking STEM activities, supplies and reading materials.
All programs emphasize hands-on exploration of urban environments and seek to integrate academic standards in science with other subjects. CityScience promotes a differentiated instructional approach that is flexible and accommodates a range of learning styles. Through our programs youth learn to think critically and develop the ability to address academic and life challenges with the confidence and tools they need to succeed and make a difference in the world.
To learn more about how CityScience can help you build your STEM program email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly at 347-875-6000.
Upcoming Grants & Resources
PBS Learning Media Digital Innovators Program
Deadline: February 8, 2016
If you are creatively integrating digital media and technology in your classroom, we encourage you to apply to the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program. This yearlong professional development program is designed to reward, foster and grow a community of 100 tech-savvy educators making an impact in their classrooms. Acceptance into this program offers access to exclusive virtual trainings and resources; exposure to innovative instructional strategies, best practices, and tools that can be immediately applied to the classroom; national recognition in press and marketing communications; and membership into a robust professional learning community.
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education
Deadline: February 12, 2016
This year, as a foundation, we are challenging ourselves to seek ways to provide the tools that help our educators and parent groups through today’s challenging times efficiently, while providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities taking priority. Raise up to $5,000 for your school in minutes.
American Electric Power
Deadline: February 26, 2016
American Electric Power is accepting applications from pre-K-12 teachers for mini grants to support funding for classroom projects during the 2016-17 school year. Through the Teacher Vision grant program, AEP supports projects that have an academic focus and a goal to improve student achievement. Priority will be given to projects that promote science, mathematics, technology, electrical safety, the balanced study of energy and the environment, and energy efficiency. Grant awards range from $100 to $500.
Opal Makes A Difference Initiative
Deadline: February 27, 2016
The Opal Apple Youth Make a Difference Initiative awards funding to youth-based initiatives serving communities in the U.S. where youth take leadership roles in the project. The initiatives address one or more of the issues of food security, nutrition, agriculture, and food politics and education.
It's one thing to read about science in a book, but the light bulb goes on when kids get involved in aMichael Amoroso PS 107, Chair of the Green Committee