Mission Statement

The “STEM Education Garden’s” mission is twofold:

1) to provide educators a physical location, educational apparatus, and tools to teach STEM based curriculum and

(2) to bridge the generation gap by providing qualified senior citizens the opportunity to meet with young people and share the knowledge they have gained as professionals or knowledge experts.

Project Goal

Our goal is to build and develop, a STEM Educational Garden area to support and encourage young people’s continuing interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Summary Statement

This program is designed for young people, grades K-12. Working with educational partners the “STEM Education Garden” will provide a fun, versatile, leaning environment that will empower STEM teachers to teach topics in the fields of earth and life sciences, alternative energy, water and soil conservation and sustainability.

The Waxahachie Senior Activity Center has created an educational alliance with the Waxahachie Independent School District and other individual STEM educators throughout Waxahachie and surrounding area. Other members of the educational alliance include organizations such as the Waxahachie Master Gardeners, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Master Naturalist, and more.

Working in cooperation with these educators, our classes will have the ability to range from water conservation, alternative energies use, land and soil management, food production, sustainability, botany, biology, life sciences and more. Supporting these classes will be a technology sector integrated into the garden that provides computers and Internet access.

The scope of classes is only limited to the teacher’s interest and the area of study the individual educators are focused on.

 

“Living Today for Tomorrow”,

Next Generation Education

STEM Garden

A place for the aspiring young scientist.

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We seek your support.

As a 501c(3) public charity we rely on the donations and gifts from the overall community.

Please join us as contributors, sponsors and partners in this effort to create a shared educational resource for Waxahachie and the surrounding area.