STEM Explorer Club has started!
The Secondary STEM Explorer Program (“Club”) offered through the Pinellas County Schools K-12 STEM Department is a free, extended learning program for all students in grades 6-12.
Our vision is to increase STEM opportunities for ALL Pinellas County students to prepare them to excel in STEM fields of study, while igniting their curiosity, interest and excitement in STEM.The STEM Explorer Program is designed to spark student creativity and imagination through innovative hands-on problem-solving tasks, coding, robotics, peer collaboration and leadership while experiencing success utilizing the engineering design process.
To learn more about the K-12 STEM initiatives and the PCS STEM Explorer Program, please visit www.pcsb.org/STEM
This year, Bay Point Middle will host two STEM Explorer Clubs. Students may choose one to participate in:
Choice A: Coding and Robotics Focus: includes a collaboration with the Goldberg Gator Engineering Explorers, which pairs a University of Florida Engineering student as a facilitator, aimed at providing a comprehensive introduction to programming, computational thinking, and engineering design. Students will have an opportunity to explore multiple platforms of robotics throughout the year to explore both design and programming. Limited to 20 and must complete this form to apply:
Will meet on Tuesdays from 2-3 pm. This club currently has a wait list.
Choice B: Urban Agricultural and STEM Literacy: An introduction that enhances the ability to deep dive into the wonderous world of STEM in our community. Students will Explore, Measure, Investigate and Create solutions to existing topics of concern that directly impact our community. Water quality, solar energy, space education programs, biology and agriculture come together to foster inquiry of urban agriculture and STEM literacy. Students will also have an opportunity to meet and interact with our communities STEM trail blazers and explore STEM based career paths.
Will meet on Thursdays from 2-3 pm.