Georgia STEM Day
TAG-Ed Announces Georgia STEM Day May 6, 2016!
What is Georgia STEM Day?
Georgia STEM Day is a day for schools, educators, students, and companies to celebrate, raise awareness, and engage in activities involving science, technology, engineering and math!
TAG-Ed is partnering with Georgia institutions and STEM-based companies to promote STEM Day participation across the state.
3 easy ways to get started:
1. Register your class, school or organization – By registering, you allow us to measure statewide impact and participation. You will also receive additional communications regarding STEM Day events, the STEM Education Awards, and prize giveaways!
2. Get social! The official hashtag for Georgia STEM Day is #GASTEMDay.
Why celebrate STEM?
STEM is Georgia’s future! Innovative and quality STEM education is vital for students’ academic and professional success, and it will also strengthen Georgia’s future workforce and economy. Inventive STEM learning starts with individual teachers in classrooms across the state.
STEM Day Prizes for Registered Teachers:
By registering for STEM day, educators will automatically be entered into drawings for the following exciting prizes:
- Tickets to Georgia Aquarium
- Tickets to the May 7th Atlanta Braves game
- $25 Amazon gift cards courtesy of STEM Premier
- Tickets to Zoo Atlanta
Check out our 2016 STEM Day Offerings and Events!
Did you know that it takes over 600 team members and 1300 volunteers to help run the world’s largest aquarium? Come celebrate Georgia STEM Day at the Georgia Aquarium on Friday, May 6, and learn how these professionals use STEM each and every day to keep Georgia’s animals healthy and thriving.
You may have visited the Aquarium before, but you’ve never seen it like this; in honor of STEM day, Aquarium professionals will be showcasing the variety of STEM career pathways at Georgia Aquarium. From biologists to animal trainers to graphic designers, Georgia Aquarium’s professionals cannot wait to show Georgia students how they use STEM in their work!
The College Board is excited to participate and contribute to Georgia STEM Day by providing innovative, hands-on lesson plans for AP STEM classes. You will find at least one AP STEM activity in the following areas: general math, Calculus, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Have fun, and be sure to document your classes with #GASTEMDay!
Join Discovery Education on Georgia STEM Day as we tour Discovery Communication’s world headquarters and meet the men and women behind the world’s #1 nonfiction media company. We will broadcast five different career spotlights providing your class the chance to learn about the STEM skills needed in a variety of fields. Additionally, we encourage you to follow up your viewing experience with our hands-on STEM Challenges. To learn more and participate in this exciting day of learning, please click the link below!
Visit Zoo Atlanta on Georgia STEM Day! Pre-register for a Self-Guided Field Trip and explore the Zoo with your class. With over 1,000 animals, Zoo Atlanta makes science come alive. Check out zooatlanta.org for activities to use pre, post, and while you are at the Zoo to enhance your visit. Keeper and Researcher Talks will be held at various exhibits throughout the day to explain the career pathways that led them to their exciting jobs in STEM fields. Make sure to stop by the Panda Veranda and see examples of how the Zoo can partner with your school in their STEM journey!
STEM Premier is an online platform that connects students with colleges, companies, and organizations seeking the next generation of STEM talent. After building a comprehensive digital portfolio showcasing their talent through STEM Premier, students (13+) will be able to discover scholarships, receive industry guidance, and engage in meaningful conversations with new connections. Students can create a free profile today! For more information and to request a demo, visit stempremier.com or email Channelle Ragland firstname.lastname@example.org.
In celebration and support of Georgia STEM Day, STEM Premier is providing $25 Amazon gift cards for selected educators who have registered for Georgia STEM Day 2016. Check out the STEM Premier video and share it with your students to see how STEM Premier can help students stand out and build their personal brand!
Watch this year’s Georgia STEM Day video:
How do I get Involved in STEM DAY?
Getting involved with STEM Day is simple:
Teachers: Incorporate fun and innovative STEM activities into your classroom on May 6, 2016. Encourage your school and fellow teachers to do the same!
Principals: Engage your entire school in celebrating STEM Day. Encourage each teacher in every subject to celebrate STEM in a creative way
Students: Get excited about STEM and join in your classroom STEM Day activities! Find out more ways you can get involved in STEM learning outside of school.
Companies: Volunteer to speak at a local school about your exciting STEM career, or host a field trip for students at your business for local students.
Colleges and Universities: Partner with TAG-Ed in promoting STEM Day and help provide resources for Georgia schools!
We want to know how you celebrate Georgia STEM Day!
If your classroom, school, or organization celebrate STEM day, be sure to submit your activities to TAG-Ed for a chance to be recognized at the annual TAG STEM Education awards! The STEM Education Awards honors Georgia companies, schools, programs, and public/private partnerships for outstanding efforts and achievements in supporting and promoting STEM education.
The winner of the 2016 Best STEM Day Activity award will be revealed at the STEM Education Awards in Atlanta, GA. Stay tuned for details, and click here to learn more about last year’s awards.