Why STEM is Important to Young People
Out-of-school time (OST) can help young people to see that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is more than an assignment in school. OST STEM activities can help youth understand that what they are learning now is pertinent to their future and the future of the whole world. Introducing children to great STEM experiences starting in the elementary years creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. Innovation leads to new products and processes that sustain our economy. STEM experiences also prepare kids to be problem solvers and critical thinkers in life. In this webinar, we will explore the why and how of creating engaging STEM experiences.