Staff Stories: Neuroscience Camp

Hello! My name is Naomi Gunneson and I will be a sophomore at Hope in the fall. I am studying neuroscience on the pre-med track with a Spanish minor. I hope to one day be a pediatrician and help kids have a positive experience in the doctor’s office. Having always loved learning about the human …

ExploreHope Staff Assembles for 25th Year of Science Camps

For the 25th year in a row, busyness has ensued as the ExploreHope staff has begun preparing for the arrival of this year’s summer science campers. The mood inside of Schaap Science Center has been one of eager anticipation for the camps to begin as we prepare to host yet another year of fun-filled exploration …

STEM@Home: Stomach Science

Picture a chemist working in her lab: white coat, protective goggles, pipette. Rows of neatly labeled glass bottles are perched over a pristine lab bench. So far, so good. Choose a bottle, decant it into a beaker, and she’s on her way, all neat and tidy. But what if our chemist isn’t studying the stuff …

Celebrate Slime, Robots and Dinos: ExploreHope turns 25!

ExploreHope, Hope College’s academic outreach center, is celebrating our 25th anniversary of hands-on science for K-12 students and pre-service training for Hope college students. What began one scientist’s bright idea has turned into Holland’s premier kids science camp, and Hope College’s most fun-filled opportunity for college students to explore teaching and science communication. Tod Guigino …

Anchor Camp 2021

Imagine you’re a kid, and your parents announce, “Next weekend, we’re going to our college reunion!” Cue moans, groans and general malaise. Think college reunions are fun only for adults? Not when ExploreHope and the Hope Alumni Office are involved! Hope College’s One Big Weekend was chock-full of excitement for all ages! From a Donut …

STEM@Hope: Environmental Stewardship Day

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Okay, that’s an old riddle perplexing minds for ages, but here’s a better one: Which came first, math or nature? Nature, of course! Math was invented to help us describe all the amazing patterns, quantities, and complex features we find in nature. Elementary students got to explore …

Summer of STEM: Dive Deeper into Dissection!

This summer we’re hearing from our amazing camp staff. Our Hope College students do the heavy lifting of planning, prepping, and teaching our hands-on camps all summer long! Each week, 2-3 student staff members will recap a camp they’ve led and share tips on how to keep the fun going at home! Hello everyone! My …

Summer of STEM: Art 2D/3D

This summer we’re hearing from our amazing camp staff. Our Hope College students do the heavy lifting of planning, prepping, and teaching our hands-on camps all summer long! Each week, 2-3 student staff members will recap a camp they’ve led and share tips on how to keep the fun going at home! Welcome back to …

Summer of STEM: Wonders of the Watershed

This summer we’re hearing from our amazing camp staff. Our Hope College students do the heavy lifting of planning, prepping, and teaching our hands-on camps all summer long! Each week, 2-3 student staff members will recap a camp they’ve led and share tips on how to keep the fun going at home! Hello everyone! My …

Summer of STEM: Cool Critters and Crawlies

This summer we’re hearing from our amazing camp staff. Our Hope College students do the heavy lifting of planning, prepping, and teaching our hands-on camps all summer long! Each week, 2-3 student staff members will recap a camp they’ve led and share tips on how to keep the fun going at home! Welcome back to …