December 2022

~ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) plus Health Sciences ~

Check out the following information for ...

  • Events & Activities
  • Contests
  • Resources for Families & Educators
  • Volunteer Opportunities

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What is happening in our STEAM Clubs?

Using the Engineering Design Process at ACES...

Chemistry: Mixing items up @ NPE

Events & Activities

Mark your calendar for the 2023 Solarize Fairbanks campaign kickoff on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Noel Wien Library.

Solarize Fairbanks is excited to connect with the community in- person event, which will including feature a presentation, time for questions and answers, and snacks. Check out the campaign kickoff on Facebook, and feel free to invite your friends and neighbors.


Students ages 3-18 are invited to enter!

To submit original artwork inspired by the theme “Breaking Boundaries in Space”

All submissions will travel to space digitally aboard Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner

Entries due December 16, 2022.

For more information, click here!

Name the Holiday Pepper Contest - Violet to Red Ornamental Pepper

We recently developed a beautiful ornamental pepper for the holidays, but it needs a name.

This beautiful ornamental pepper turns from violet to red. It is great for decorating during the holidays, but can also be eaten. Can you help us name this new holiday pepper?

For more information, click here!

Pollution Prevention Works: A Storytelling Challenge for High School Students

EPA launched a challenge promoting innovation in pollution prevention at industrial and federal facilities. The Challenge invites high school students and to use the TRI P2 Search Tool to identify a TRI facility that has reported implementing source reduction practices and tell a compelling story about how those practices or techniques benefit the business and positively impact communities and the environment.

The challenge is open now and all entries must be submitted by February 17, 2023. For more information, click here!

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Resources for Families & Educators

FNSBSD Winter Break Activities for Students & Families

~ for 1st - 5th grades STEAM Daydream Podcasts (20-min episodes) ~

The National Children’s Museum launched a second season of the children’s podcast STEAM Daydream with National Children's Museum. Each of the season’s eight episodes is led by a young innovator, who, with the help of content experts from across the country, solves an everyday STEAM mystery aligned to science standards and classroom content. The STEAM Daydream podcast fosters young learners’ curiosity and challenges them to think critically about the world around them.

Computer Science Professional Development

6-12 Grade Educators Apply Here

Need additional information about which program to choose for your students?

Good news :

  • Optional 2 credits
  • Lunch provided(if in-person)
  • Alaska Airlines will provide tickets for teachers who fly AK Air.
  • Online curriculum free (semester or year long)
  • All Workshops Summer Anchorage or Virtual 5 days, and School year 4 virtual days - NO COST to you!
  • Computer Science Principles AP teachers may qualify for accommodations.

This PD opportunity is for inexperienced and experienced computer science educators. Our Alaska facilitators are classroom teachers and they will meet you where you are at!

For more info contact, Cheryl Bobo,

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Volunteer Opportunities

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