Inquiry-Based Science

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September 19, 2022 Bringing Learning Outdoors

*This blog is a guest post by Becky Schnekser. “We get to go OUTSIDE?” an explorer inquires loudly across the learning space. “YES! Let’s gather…

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September 16, 2022 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. This annual event is an opportunity celebrate the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made to our…

September 12, 2022 The Power of Project-based Learning

How much do you remember from your K-12 school years? Admittedly, most of it is fuzzy to me. I’m sure I learned a lot, but…

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July 18, 2022 Reflections from Science on the Grand

Last week, VAI’s Science on the Grand returned to Grand Rapids after a two-year hiatus. This STEM-centered conference was created to support educators by providing…

July 11, 2022 Inviting Students to Meaningful PBL

Last week, I helped facilitate a Zoom call between a group of elementary students and the Florida nonprofit, Keepers of the Springs. The interview…

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July 1, 2022 Encouraging Young Girls to Engage with STEM

Some time ago, I had the opportunity to interview Mary Winn, a senior scientist at the Van Andel Institute. Winn uses her expertise in…

May 11, 2022 How Nature Inspires a Sense of Wonder

Yesterday was beautiful. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and I could finally begin to feel the weight of winter being…

April 27, 2022 The Importance of Brainshapers

If you remember anything from this blog post, I’ve changed your brain. It’s amazing, really, how an unfathomable organ inside your…