National S.T.E.M/S.T.E.A.M. Day – November 8th
November 8, National STEM/STEAM Day is a day meant to inspire kids to explore and pursue their interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Why is S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. so important, now more than ever before?
- S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. is all around us and shapes our everyday experiences
- Of the U.S. Labor Department‘s predicted 10 fastest growing occupations, nearly all of them are S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. careers; therefore an interest in S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. early on can lead to success later on in life
- The U.S. has fallen behind other nations in science and math education; we need to motivate young kids to pursue these subjects to keep up with the rest of the world
- We must close the gender gap that exists in S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. related-careers. Building interest in girls is critical to their future earning potential.
The Adaptive Learning Center is proud to partner with numerous schools across Metro Atlanta who are focusing on S.T.E.A.M. based learning started at the preschool level. Specifically, ALC would like to raise awareness for our partner, The Preschool at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. They have dedicated not only learning, but space and fundraising, towards this topic and its importance with our children. To learn more about their Creative Play Space and STEM Lab, CLICK HERE.