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Grantee: Woodland Park Zoo
  • Project Title
    ZooCrew
  • Project Description
    Middle School | 50% Poverty | 82% Minority

    The ZooCrew project will work with community-based organizations (CBOs) like the YMCA to reach underserved middle school students with inquiry-based, after-school science investigations. With assistance from STEM industry professionals, community issues such as water and air quality will be explored through data gathering and analysis, as well as reflections on how these issues affect the broader community. Washington STEM will provide support for the purchase of tablet computers to aid in the data processing, as well as for student blogging and the development of student artifacts such as videos and posters. Additionally, support will enable the program to coordinate more closely with the CBOs to build their capacity and connections to classroom teachers.
  • Investment Level
    ENTREPRENEUR Award
  • Date Awarded
    3/10/2012
  • Amount Awarded
    $10,000.00
  • Grant Term
    February 2012 - February 2013
  • Location
    Seattle,
    Puget Sound - ESD 121
  • Discipline
    Science
  • Focus Area
    Out-of-School Experiences
  • Status
    Complete
  • Quote
    We need to reignite student interest in science if we want to close the gap in STEM achievement. Woodland Park Zoo connects students to a living classroom—nature—to make science fun and approachable. - Dr. Deborah Jensen, President and CEO, Woodland Park Zoo
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