March 2023

~ 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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Elementary School: STEAM Challenge

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Junior High/Middle School: STEAM Challenge

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What is happening in our STEAM Clubs?

Stealth Sciences STEAM Clubs have been working on math, engineering, and lots of learning!


Incorporating STEAM activities into Literacy


Last week, the FNSBSD hosted the DoDEA Pacific Rim Regional Conference at Pike's Waterfront Lodge. We learned about new grant opportunities from DoDEA, Cybersecurity, Developing and Maintaining Successful Partnerships, Increasing Engagement by the Inclusion of Career Pathways in Core Courses, Deep Dives in Current Grants, Creating and Managing Your Budget, Developing and Utilizing a Strong Evaluation Plan, plus so much more!

Family STEAM Nights

Events & Activities

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365 SMART (Science, Math, Art, Recreation, and Technology) Academy

UAF Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning created the 365 SMART Academy, which provides virtual and in-person enrichment courses for K-12 students to supplement their academic curriculum.

Spring semester 2023 has 33 different exciting courses over two 6-week sessions that begin in March 20-April 28. Check out the extensive variety of learning opportunities!

Registration deadline is March 12, 2023.

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Thank you Lindsy Weaver and Staci Hatcher, FNSBSD 21st CCLC After School Programs for putting together the 2023 Spring Break Activity Guide!

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The premise of this year's challenge is simple: design and build a device that can pick up a ping pong ball at a distance and return it to the starting line. The device has to be built using only the specified materials, but there are lots of design approaches students can take to solve the challenge.

Submissions will be accepted until March 19, 2023, but all the resources you need are available for students to start planning, designing, building, and testing their Ping Pong Pickup tools now!

For more information, click here!

The 3M Young Scientist Challenge invites students to share their solutions for a chance to win $25,000 and an exclusive 3M Mentorship.

To enter, students need to make a 1-2 minute video describing an original idea for using science to help solve an everyday problem. Focusing on a topic they care about, students put creative thinking and STEM brainstorming into action. What problem do they want to solve?

Challenge entries accepted through April 27, 2023. See the 3M Young Scientist Lab website for complete rules and regulations.

For more information, click here!

Science Without Borders® Challenge for 11-19 years old

An international contest that engages students and teachers in ocean conservation through art. This inspires students to be creative while promoting public awareness of the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources, contributing to the overarching goals of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation.

Deadline: March 6, 2023 at midnight ET.
For more information, click here!

The Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) invites artists of all ages to submit their design for the 2023 Artistic License Plate Competition. The winning design will be distributed and sold at DMVS across the state through 2027.

The spirit of this competition is to encourage creativity, celebrate our unique experiences living in Alaska, and highlight the importance of engaging with art in our daily lives. ASCA administers this competition in keeping with their mission to advance creativity as a core civic value and identity for Alaska.

The submission deadline is 9:59 PM AKDT, March 31, 2023. For more information, click here!

Military Child Education Coalition's Call for the Arts

  • Open to children in grades K-12
  • Only original work will be accepted (no copies of artwork, songs or existing video)
  • All submissions should be titled; if not, MCEC may title the work
  • Creative writing, poetry, or prose must not exceed 500 words
For more information, click here!
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Eye on the Future Teen Video Contest

Submissions due: April 16, 2023

The National Eye Institute (NEI) encourages teens living in the United States to explore careers in science through the Eye on the Future (EOTF) campaign. Through this effort, NEI is hosting a national contest where teens can submit a video in one of three categories: science in their world, science in the field or lab, and/or science in their future.

Learn more about the contest.

Resources for Families & Educators

When: May 1st-19th

What: Talk with an Airman one-on-one, tune in to a USAF STEM Panel, and more!

Where: Virtual or in your classroom (if the location is within travel guidelines)

Resources: Visit the STEMtoSky website to see other resources, such as STEM activities and USAF videos, to learn more!

Teaching Climate Change Essentials (6-Week PD)

2023 Start Dates: March 20 | June 5

Teaching Climate Change Essentials is a facilitated, online teacher professional development designed to equip kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school teachers with the knowledge, skills and resources to integrate climate change into their existing curriculum, regardless of their subject area.

Free Enrollment Thanks To Generous Funding

Thanks to generous funding we are pleased to be able to offer free enrollment to any teachers enrolling in the Teaching Climate Change Essentials course for PD hours or CEUs.

For more information, click here!

Volunteer Opportunities

To be a Science Fair Judge, register here!

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