I’m excited to share that Girls Who Code’s free Summer Immersion Program (SIP) will be virtual again in 2021. We care deeply about serving students who are underrepresented in the tech field and lack access to CS education. I want to help you learn more about the program and encourage your eligible students to apply!
SIP is a free 2-week virtual program!
Participation is 100% free, and GWC provides need-based stipends of up to $300 for those who qualify. We are committed to serving all girls and non-binary students but especially those who come from underrepresented backgrounds in tech, including Black, Latinx, and low-income students.
Partner with us and your students receive priority consideration!
As a SIP Community Partner your students would receive priority consideration into the program. All they need to do is indicate that Nicolet Federated Library System is their Community Partner when asked on their application. Complete this form to partner with us!
Encourage your students to apply, share the blurb below!
I hope you can partner with us and share the blurb below with 9th-11th graders in your community. If you have any questions, sign up to join an informational call.
The following is from Dave Daniels, executive director of the non-profit, Colossal Fossils:
"We are going to be “cautiously optimistic” and plan for in-person library programs while still offering online alternatives, similar to what we did this past summer. With that said, I’m including the brochure for our 2021 Summer Reading program, “A Whale of a Tale.”
We are going to feature some very large bones from the world’s largest animals, while telling their stories and discussing their fascinating evolutionary paths. We would be happy to put your library in our calendar and are maintaining the same pricing for the in-person programs that we have had for the last two years. I suspect that our calendar will fill up quickly, so if you would like us to pencil you in, please let us know as soon as you can. Also, take advantage of the 10% price reduction by scheduling a program with us before January 1st, 2021.
All the best to you. Stay healthy, and I hope we can see each other in person this coming summer.
Executive Director, Colossal Fossils Inc.
firstname.lastname@example.org ~ 715-303-9407
For educators, families, students and any who loves the Great Lakes, Wisconsin Sea Grant staff have created coloring sheets to celebrate our great watershed.
When your work of art is finished, they would love to see it! You can:
Be sure to tag your image #ColorTheGreatLakes
Download the full booklet and let the colors flow!
See also: Explore Lake Sturgeon
Ben Jimenez is offering an online version of Ben's Bubble Show to libraries for viewing.
The video is 30 minutes long and is:
Each library will be given a password to share with their patrons. Go to the website and enter the password to see the video. It will be continuously available for two consecutive days, starting at 9AM on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 and will stop at 9PM on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Patrons can view it as much as they like during the two days.
Ben will also be offering more individualized times and dates as requested. Feel free to share this information with any other libraries, schools, etc.
Please contact Ben Jimenez with any questions or to participate: 773-499-6782 or email@example.com.
Libraries can register here to access all the available resources, including posters, STEM activities, videos, and much more. By registering, your library will be automatically entered for a chance to win Scholastic and NASA Earth science books and more. Our Planet: EARTH resources are available through the STAR Library Network (STAR Net), an online community of library and STEM professionals that work together to strengthen STEAM learning in public libraries nationwide.
Source: Libraries Transform® Newsletter
The Girls Who Code club programs can support your library's STEM goals!
Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE after-school programs for 3rd-5th and 6th-12th grade girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and use computer science to change the world. Participants not only learn hard coding skills & computational thinking, but they'll also learn project management skills, collaboration, bravery, how to positively impact their community, and so much more!
When you start a Girls Who Code club, you gain access to all of the following:
There's no computer science experience needed to host a club, since Girls Who Code is with you every step of the way, and there is absolutely NO reason to not take advantage of this free opportunity today! Even if you don't have the details of your club finalized yet, you can complete our easy Club Form to access all of our resources and curriculum today! Here are some next steps to get you ready to launch a club in the new year:
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in for your library, Megan Cindric (Regional Partnership Coordinator - WI, MN) would love to take some time to chat with you. You can schedule a time to talk using this link. She can also be reached at:
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David Stokes is a Wildlife Educator in Hales Corners, Wisconsin who has been doing presentations in the Milwaukee Area since 1985. He is an award winning Naturalist/Educator/Entertainer in Wisconsin. David does programming throughout the Midwest and offers library programs for families and children.
A Universe of Animals…Bio-Diversity
David uses songs, live animals and things to touch.
He also includes puppets, artifacts, riddles, sign-language and humor.
David is a Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education Teacher of the Year and an “Aldo Leopold” award winner. The Northshore United Educators (WEAC) honored David for educational excellence.
Find out more about his knowledge of Nature, the programs he offers to schools and other institutions, his press kit, and his schedule.
Absolute Science is an amazingly fun and educational program aimed at children of all ages to become engaged in the world of science through their demonstrations and experiments. They offer a fun, interactive live program as well as an array of exciting "Reaction Stations" where kids make and take awesome experiments.
The time when wild animals are having babies is upon us, and with that the DNR’s Keep Wildlife Wild team is hard at work.
The Keep Wildlife Wild team is tasked with providing information about wildlife species natural behaviors, tips on how to determine if a baby wild animal is truly orphaned, and what to do if someone finds a wild animal who is sick or injured. It provides handouts and a lesson plan, which includes an interactive activity and a list of Keep Wildlife Wild-themed books!
These resources and many more can be found at our Keep Wildlife Wild web page, under the Educational Materials tab.
"We offer a program called "Incredible Bats" featuring live Fruit Bats. This is a multi-media presentation in which we display live Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-colored Fruit Bats. It is a program well suited for children and adults.
Our one-hour multi-media program starts with an interactive power point presentation dispelling the common myths and giving an overview of bats worldwide. Embedded in it is our echolocation video from our YouTube channel. The latter part of the talk focuses on local bats and the challenges facing them. After the talk portion two different species of fruit bats are displayed for Q&A.
At least one of our striped skunks is brought along for petting and photo ops. You can see our four skunks on our IncredibleSkunks Facebook page. We can also bring out a tarantula, axolotl or gecko.
We are licensed by the USDA as Class C exhibitors and carry exhibitor's insurance. We are located in the south suburbs of Chicago and have been giving presentations for over 20 years.
Visit our web site or go to our Incredible Bats Facebook page.
Your friends at Incredible Bats"
Looking for a fun, musical and magical way to celebrate our universe in 2019? Uncle Mike's music will have your patrons of all ages singing, clapping, and dancing along to such classics as the "Chicken Dance" and "The Happy Wanderer," and learning exciting new songs like "The Flying Machine Polka," all of which tie into 2019's Universe of Stories theme.
Your Playbooks for Building a Successful Career and Launching a Thriving Small Business
The At Your Best book series that was just released by Skyhorse Publishing. The series provides A-to-Z, step-by-step game plans for building great careers and successful small businesses in the Skilled Trades as a Carpenter, Electrician, Plumber, HVAC/R Tech, Welder, Mason or Painter. Carpenter is also translated to Spanish.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the author, Juan Carosso, at (206) 641-1695.
Traveling Lantern has been educating and entertaining children nationwide since 1985. Its mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an active theater experience, to excite their minds and to tickle their imaginations.
For the 2019 SRP Space and Showtime themes:
My Mother The Astronaut
To the moon and beyond!
Aquarius' mom is an astronaut and today is "Take your child to work day". Aquarius can't wait to go to NASA and find out what it's like to be in space!
They visit Mission Control where she meets scientists and engineers who show her what they do and she learns all about space travel. Her imagination blasts off and she dreams of incredible journeys through the cosmos!
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