STEM@Home: Citizen Science

Pardon me, are you Citizen Science? No, that’s not a hip new prefix for your name – it’s a description of your new summer hobby! Citizen science is science where everyone participates – including PhDs, amateurs, students, volunteers. Then, professional researchers use the collected data to come to real-world conclusions. Why citizen science? Well, we […]

STEM@Home: Let’s Spark! At Home

The Smithsonian Institution’s Spark!Lab at the Holland Museum Sure, ExploreHope and the Hope Summer Science Camps are your go-to for hands-on summer science experiences. But did you know there’s a nationally-recognized, year-round STEAM lab for kids just down the street from us? The Holland Museum has been a longtime partner for our camps, but especially […]

STEM@Home: Earth Day, Your Way

Did you get your party hats? Crepe paper streamers? Make sure to blow a noisemaker or two, because April 22, 2020 is a special day for Planet Earth – it’s the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Sure, 50th anniversaries are technically known as “golden” anniversaries – but don’t worry, Earth isn’t expecting anything flashy from […]

STEM@Home: Dyson Engineering

Week 5: The James Dyson Foundation Challenge Cards More than vacuum cleaners – although their vacuums ARE boss. More than super-fast hand dryers, bladeless fans, and space age heaters – the Dyson name goes along with creative, clever solutions to everyday problems. Hey! You’re clever! You’re creative, too. And you certainly live every day in […]