While performing outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge, our team has found it beneficial to focus on planning and preparing for future events during this season. Usually plans are made closer to the event, so we hope that our proactive attitude this year will help everything go more smoothly later. Here are some ideas that our team has come up with.
For starters, our robotics team has an annual summer camp where we teach younger kids STEM related activities. These activities can range from creating geometric art, to building structures out of household objects, to learning about simple coding. All of these activities are facilitated by robotics team members and mentors that aim to spread the message of FIRST and encourage younger kids to learn about the STEM field.
Additionally, we have begun to brainstorm some ideas for virtual activities so that we can communicate with our local community by zooming with local elementary school classes. We also have thought about reaching out to our local libraries and science centers to see if they would be interested in collaborating with us. Readers - what virtual activities have worked for you?
Finally, we are currently planning activities for our local cadets and juniors from girl scouts. These activities will be geared towards completing and receiving the badges for robotics and coding.
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