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April 2022

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

Check out the following information for ...

  • Events
  • Contests
  • Resources for Teachers/Families
  • Volunteer/Employment Opportunities

STEAM plus Health Science Events

April is Citizen Science Month

YOU could be a Citizen Scientist!

The Alaska Citizen Science Program is a partnership between members of the public and professional scientists. The program provides opportunities for interested individuals to assist wildlife biologists in collecting important data as part of ongoing research projects and conservation planning.

With the help of local residents, we are able to expand our efforts and do more with our limited resources. The Citizen Science Program allows individuals, families, community organizations, and school groups — anyone interested in learning more about our local wildlife — a chance to get involved.

Click here for NASA Citizen Scientist Projects!

Sources: Alaska Department of Fish and Game and NASA Science

New #STEM opportunity! We are excited to offer Together We Code Family Workshops during #MonthOfTheMilitaryChild! Join us April 1 for “Introduction to Coding Basics” for coding, computer science education and fun with your Pre-K – 2nd grade students!

Register @

The Ultimate Robotics + STEM/STEAM Library!

A GIANT collection of 341 books!

These engaging and inspirational STEM/STEAM books are perfect for National Robotics Week or ANY TIME! Includes moving parts (robots light up & move around)

Here is the general organization of this library:
Slides 1: Robots/Robotics
Slides 2-6: Engineering, Sciences, Coding, Technology, and more
Slides 7-10: Math

Source: Mrs. M's Teaching Resources, a 3rd grade teacher

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For the Self-Guided Early Explorers: Whales program and Junior Curators: Whales program,
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Join the National Math and Science Initiative, in collaboration with The 3M Corporation, for our Family STEM Adventure on April 6, 2022, featuring inventor, author and TIME Magazine's 2020 'Kid of The Year', Gitanjali Rao. There will also be fun science experiments you can do with materials found around your home.

You could be one of ten lucky attendees to win a copy of her book, A Young Inventor's Guide to STEM.

Register today!

Source: National Math and Science Institute

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APRIL 8th l 2:30 pm

Introduction to Coding Basics for 3rd Grade

Learn about coding and computer science education with your #milkid while having fun. Parents and students will learn essential coding concepts together, think creatively, reason systematically & solve problems.

Register Here!

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Exploring Alaska Wildlife Curriculum

Interactive Webinar: Exploring Alaska Wildlife Curriculum

April 19, 11am - 12 pm

Join the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's Wildlife Division and find out how you can turn Alaska’s great outdoors into a classroom anywhere and in any season. Field tested throughout Alaska and correlated to Alaska State Content Standards, The Alaska Wildlife Curriculums are designed for students in grades K-12, to explore Alaska’s ecology, wetlands, wildlife, and tundra through hands on, experiential learning in their own backyard.

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore free resources, learn how to plan, design, and implement a lesson, and how to modify for different age groups. Participants will also have an opportunity to engage in real time in an animal adaptations unit together.

Register here!

Help a Team of STEM Students Win an Extra $10,000 from Samsung!

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

Your vote matters! Help Samsung celebrate the innovative STEM problem-solving work of the 10 National Finalists and vote for your favorite school to win an extra $10,000. Cast your vote up to 1x per day until April 24th. Who do you think deserves to win?

STEAM plus Health Sciences Contests/Activities

Kindergarteners - 12th graders!

Everyone on our roads has a responsibility to help keep each other safe. The annual FMCSA Road Safety Art Contest invites students to use their creativity to raise awareness of how to stay safe on the road, particularly when driving, biking, or walking around large trucks and buses.

The 2022 contest is open now through June 3, 2022 – enter today!
Click here for the entry form for more details.

Resources for Teachers/Families

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Alaska's Kids Go Blue Activity Guide

This guide is full of fun ways you and your family can Go Blue. From science Experiments to movies and makeup tutorials to books, there are many ways you can Go Blue. Share your Blue moment by posting on social media with the hashtags #gobluedayAK or #GrowingABetterTomorrowAK

Alaska's Kids Go Blue Activity Guide

Source: Alaska Children's Trust (ACT)

Virtual Reality Field Trips for Earth Day

Virtual Reality Field Trips for Earth Day

Amazon Rainforest

Great Barrier Reef

Grand Canyon

Eiffel Tower

Times Square

Mount Everest


Machu Picchu


Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Source: Class Tech Tips

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Volunteer/Employment Opportunities

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