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Science Teaching Center | STC

Widener University's Science Teaching Center

Community Partnerships & the STC

Community Outreach is central to the STC’s mission. We have worked on a variety of initiatives to engage the community in STEM Education. Currently, the Community Engaged Teacher Education program (for early childhood, elementary, and special education candidates) uses scientific inquiry as an organizing feature and culminates in a community STEM Fair where children demonstrate their learning with the help of their teacher candidates. In addition, the STC sponsors a summer camp  as well as intermittent programs offered throughout the academic year for local elementary and secondary school students. We are currently working on a variety of family activities that  highlight STEM issues that many students and their communities encounter. Some of the programs used in the past include Green Labs, Earth Force, Healthy Me, EnvironMentors.