2014_04_08_TRMSActionFT_286Earth Explorers is an independent nonprofit that partners with local schools and research institutions to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum with education in filmmaking to spark a lifelong interest in STEM topics. Earth Explorers has developed three programs (6th, 7th and 8th grade) that students take as elective STEM courses during the course of their normal school day. Earth Explorers is more than just a class: students go on field trips, attend after school and Saturday workshops and work with professional scientists or engineers as well as a dedicated graduate student mentor. Through the Earth Explorers programs students learn not only about cutting-edge research and technology and how to make a film, they learn the social capital skills and and develop grit and determination needed to succeed. They learn to see themselves as scientists, engineers, filmmakers while developing connections to the graduate students and scientists/engineers. Setting students up for success in their high school, university and careers in STEM is the Earth Explorers way.

Earth Explorers by the Numbers

Organization Founded (program est. 2010) 2011
Current Number of Schools Offering EE Programs 4
Current Number of Teachers teaching an EE course 7
Number of students since 2010 1041
Number of Senior Volunteers currently working on the nonprofit 10
Number of Scientist and Mentor Volunteers since 2010 292
Number of Scientist and Volunteer hours donated since 2010 3,603


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