• Summer Camp
    Summer Camp
  • Year Round Field Trips
    Year Round Field Trips
  • STEM Events
    STEM Events
  • Training and Empowerment
    Training and Empowerment


The STEM Connection is a non-profit corporation aimed at facilitating hands-on, minds-on, feet-on-the ground science, technology, engineering and math experiences at Moore Road Farm and other educational sites. The STEM Connection 30 acre outdoor learning site at Moore Road Farm is in the Traders Point Rural Historic District conveniently located on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The ecosystems of the farm include deciduous forest, Eagle Creek, fields of crops and a garden open for exploration and learning. Programming is built on the Indiana Academic Standards and is connected with ongoing conservation projects that honor the land and waterways of Indiana and seeks to grant access to those underrepresented in the STEM fields.

Currently, over 4,000 children and adults are served yearly through The STEM Connection programming!

STEM is an acronym that stands for; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Science is the study of the natural world. Technology is any tool that helps us do work. Engineering is way of thinking to solve problems. Math is a language related to quantities and measurements. STEM involves art and design so we build it in to our quality programming.

Our goals are to breakdown stereotypes related to STEM, to challenge all children to be their best, and to provide meaningful learning opportunities which engage and encourage. Programming includes year round field trips, STEM@Night, summer camps, Family STEM Nights, and professional development for parents teachers, administrators, and out-of-school time professionals. Outcomes reveal that children involved in our programming for at least 10 hours self reported growth in STEM Interest, STEM identity, STEM Career Knowledge, and STEM Career Interest at an average of 97.5%.

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2018 Awards

-SYPF Grant recipient 2016, 2017, 2018

-River-Friendly Farmer Award from the local Soil and Water Conservation District. This award recognizes farmers who, through good protection management practices, kelp keep Indiana’s rivers, lakes and streams clean.

-2018 McKinney Family Foundation Scholarship award recipient to attend Fundraising and Advocacy for Environmental Nonprofits offered by The Fund Raising School

IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

2017 Awards

-Joe Wright Recognition of Excellence Award by the Environmental Educators Association of Indiana

-Hoosier Chapter Soil And Water Conservation Society’s Education and Communications award for 2017!

-SYPF grant recipient 2016, 2017

-Intern, Madeline Anderson – 2017 Excellence in Summer Service Education Award Recipient


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