STEM@home: Crazy Constellations

If you’re like most STEM@Home-rs, you’ve always wanted to learn more about astronomy but you just haven’t “star”-ted yet. Do you need special equipment, items, “or-bits”? Worried it’s too big of a “comet”-ment? Well, don’t just”plan-et,” any longer! Winter is the best time in West Michigan to geek out over the night sky. Visit the […]

ExploreHope Summer Camps 2021!

June 14 – July 30 Schedule & registration are now available! Hope College is offering exciting opportunities this summer for students to explore the wonder world of science and more. Staffed by Hope College science and education students, all camps feature ‘hands-on’ interactive investigations. Science-focused camps teach scientific concepts in a FUN, yet challenging way, […]

STEM@Home: National Ocean Service for Kids

A post from one of our Summer 2020 Camp Counselors!… Hey explorers, welcome back again to our STEM@home blog! I am Danielle Reiber, and I am one of the leaders for the virtual ExploreHope camps this year. I will be a senior majoring in Mathematics Elementary Education. This is my first summer working with the […]

STEM@Home: Water Quality

State slogans are perennial trivia favorites – can you name Michigan’s most recent motto? Michigan, Land of Enchantment! Nope, that’s New Mexico. Michigan, the Show-Me State? Wrong again – that’s Missouri. Need a hint? Picture a pristine beach, blue waves, a pine-topped island in the distance… and the phrase “Pure Michigan” just leaps to mind. […]

STEM@Home: Plastic Life Cycles

User Black and White on en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/, via Wikimedia Commons Wait a sec, does the title say PLASTIC life cycles? That’s got to be a mistake. Plants have life cycles, and animals have life cycles but plastics definitely don’t. Who’s ever seen a cute baby plastic toddling around with those squishy cheeks […]

ExploreHope event: Sustainability in Your Community and @Home

What is sustainability? How can you have a positive impact on the environment in your neighborhood and community? Join ExploreHope on Saturday, November 14, and explore how you can contribute to sustainability in your home, your community and the world around you. Interactive sessions will discuss the environmental science and impacts middle and high school […]