The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance has announced the release of the next-generation STEM Passport in the form of a digital app.
STEM Passport is a learning resource for 19 different hands-on, dynamic STEM activities in the community. The STEM Passport has reached more than 77,000 students, fueling the next generation’s curiosity and involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Launched in 2018, the Passport was initially distributed as a booklet to more than 55,000 children throughout the broader eight-county Great Lakes Bay Region. In 2020, the passport moved online given the digital needs of families in the pandemic, helping bring STEM learning opportunities to students across the region.
The app includes information on STEM activities at the following organizations:
- Arenac Community Center
- Bay City State Recreation Area
- Bay County Historical Society
- Beaverton Activity Center
- Castle Museum of Saginaw County
- Chippewa Nature Center
- CMU Center for Excellence in STEM Education
- Delta College Planetarium
- Forest Hills Nature Center
- Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
- Midland Center for the Arts
- Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum
- MSU St. Andrews STEAM – STEAM Education & Research
- Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum
- Saginaw Children’s Zoo
- Saginaw ISD – Hartley Outdoor Education Center
- Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge / Green Point Nature Center
- YMCA Camp Timbers
The most recent iteration brings STEM activities directly to users’ phones in an easy-to-use format supporting further STEM exploration and learning among youth during out-of-school time. The app is free and available for parents to bookmark on their smartphone. It’s currently available as an installable web app and will be available in the App Store and Google Play in the coming weeks.
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